Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading — 17 Dec 2003 at 18:59
Mr Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted with the majority (Aye).
The majority Aye voters agreed to give the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill its Second Reading. This means it now moves onto the committee stage.
The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill became law in 2004. Its main aims were to:
- 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
- Allow the government to tag and track asylum seekers
- Provide accommodation to failed asylum seekers who cannot return home immediately
-  David Blunkett MP, House of Commons, 17 December 2003
-  Based on The Guardian's A-Z of legislation
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||286 (+2 tell)||19||0||75.2%|
|LDem||1||43 (+2 tell)||0||85.2%|