Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Do not withdraw support from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of Zimbabwe — rejected — 6 Jul 2004 at 15:45
Lord Mayhew of Twysden was absent
The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill.
The Bill gives the government the power to withdraw support from failed asylum seekers who do not take reasonable steps to leave the UK. The amendment in this vote aimed to exclude asylum seekers from Zimbabwe from these provisions. However, it was defeated.
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
-  Baroness Park of Monmouth, House of Lords, 6 July 2004
-  Section 9 in the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill
-  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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||9 (+2 tell)||5.2%|
|Lab||118 (+2 tell)||0||61.9%|
|Lord Hannay of Chiswick||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Patel||Crossbench (front bench)||no|