Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — 6 Jul 2004 at 15:45

Lord Hylton voted in the minority (Content).

moved Amendment No. 4:

After Clause 8, insert the following new clause-

"LEGAL AID FOR ASYLUM INTERVIEWS

The Lord Chancellor shall make a direction under section 6(8) of the Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22) (services which may be funded) to require the funding of attendances by solicitors (and other non-solicitor suppliers accredited for the purpose by the legal services commission) and independent interpreters at interviews conducted on behalf of the Secretary of State with a view to his reaching a decision on a claim for asylum (as defined by section 167(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (interpretation)) in the circumstances where the supplier has certified that he has a reasonable belief that the asylum applicant to be interviewed-

(a) is a torture or rape victim;

(b) has had inflicted on him serious physical harm; or

(c) has a reasonable fear of being tortured, raped or so harmed if returned to his country of origin."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 4) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 66; Not-Contents, 132.

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 27.4%
Con2 32.4%
Green0 1100.0%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab108 (+2 tell) 055.8%
LDem0 41 (+2 tell)65.2%
Other1 010.0%
UUP1 033.3%
Crossbench18 1620.1%
Total:130 6428.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Viscount Astor Con (front bench)no
Lord Marlesford Conno

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