Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected — 17 Dec 2003 at 18:43

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] to decline to give a Second Reading to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill. If passed the amendment would have prevented the Bill from moving to the committee stage. However, it was defeated.

The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill became law in 2004. Its main aims were to:[2]

  • Simplify the process of appeal for asylum seekers
  • Criminalise people who arrive into the UK without a valid travel document unless they have a reasonable excuse
  • Stop supporting failed asylum seekers and their families if they do not leave the UK[3]
  • Allow the government to tag and track asylum seekers
  • Provide accommodation to failed asylum seekers who cannot return home immediately

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  • [1] Hilton Dawson MP, House of Commons, 17 December 2003
  • [2] Based on The Guardian's A-Z of legislation
  • [3] This was the part of the Bill that particularly concerned MPs who didn't want the Bill to proceed

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 000.0%
Ind0 1050.0%
Ind UU1 0033.3%
Lab285 (+2 tell) 23 (+2 tell)176.7%
LDem0 46085.2%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
Total:286 78157.7%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabaye
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabaye
Mr Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLabaye
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabaye
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabaye
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabaye
Mr Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabtellaye
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabtellaye
Ms Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabaye
Dr Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabaye
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Ms Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabaye
Mr Phil SawfordKetteringLabaye
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabaye
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Mr Keith VazLeicester EastLabaye
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
Mr Ben ChapmanWirral SouthLabboth

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