Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 — 17 Mar 2003 at 21:44

Peter Luff MP, Mid Worcestershire did not vote.

The majority Aye voters approved the Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003[1]. The Order adds a list of states which the government are satisifed have respect for human rights.

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 disallows a rejected asylum seeker from appealing from within the UK if their claim is unfounded[2]. This applies to a list of countries set out in the Act where the government does not believe returning asylum seekers to these states would jeopardise their human rights.

The Order voted on here added a number of other countries to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 which the government believed had respect for human rights. These were:

  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • Jamaica
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Romania

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con1 000.6%
DUP5 00100.0%
Lab320 (+2 tell) 2079.0%
LDem0 31 (+2 tell)062.3%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP2 1050.0%
Total:328 43058.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Lady Lady HermonNorth DownUUPno

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