Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Timetable — 17 Dec 2003 at 19:13

The majority Aye voters established a timetable[1] 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:[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
  • Allow the government to tag and track asylum seekers
  • Provide accommodation to failed asylum seekers who cannot return home immediately

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 115 (+2 tell)071.8%
Ind0 1050.0%
Ind Con0 10100.0%
Ind UU0 1033.3%
Lab274 (+2 tell) 8069.6%
LDem34 0063.0%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
Total:308 133069.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Mr Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLabno
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Dr Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno

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