Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to asylum seekers even when they make a late claim — rejected — 1 Mar 2004 at 21:14

Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill. The amendment aimed to repeal a section from an earlier piece of legislation[2].

In the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 asylum seekers who make a late claim for asylum can be refused support. The amendment wanted to remove this provision, however, it was defeated.

The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill became law in 2004. Its main aims were to:[3]

  • 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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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%
DUP0 1016.7%
Ind0 20100.0%
Lab304 (+2 tell) 25 (+2 tell)081.6%
LDem0 48088.9%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP1 1040.0%
Total:305 84060.8%

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
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabaye
Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabaye
Karen BuckRegent's Park and Kensington NorthLab (minister)tellaye
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)aye
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabaye
Iain ColemanHammersmith and FulhamLabaye
Frank CookStockton NorthLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Louise EllmanLiverpool, RiversideLab (minister)aye
Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabtellaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Terry LewisWorsleyLabaye
Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)aye
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye

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