Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading — 1 Mar 2004 at 21:57
Kelvin Hopkins MP, Luton North voted in the minority (No).
The majority Aye voters agreed to give the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill its Third Reading. This means it now moves to the House of Lords for their consideration.
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, 1 March 2004
-  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||302 (+2 tell)||12||0||77.5%|
|LDem||0||43 (+2 tell)||0||83.3%|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Mr Hilton Dawson||Lancaster and Wyre||Lab||no|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||no|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Highgate||Lab||no|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab||no|
|Dr Jim Marshall||Leicester South||Lab||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Mr Brian Sedgemore||Hackney South and Shoreditch||Lab||no|