Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Timetable — 17 Dec 2003 at 19:13
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
The majority Aye voters established a timetable for the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill. Those voting No were either indicating they felt more time was needed to debate the Bill or did not support the Bill.
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
-  Jim Murphy 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|
|Con||0||115 (+2 tell)||0||71.8%|
|Independent Ulster Unionist||0||1||0||33.3%|
|Lab||274 (+2 tell)||8||0||69.6%|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||no|
|Michael Connarty||Falkirk East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||no|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab||no|
|Dr Jim Marshall||Leicester South||Lab||no|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||no|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||Lab||no|