Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Timetable — 29 Mar 2006 at 14:45
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted in the minority (No).
The majority Aye voters agreed to a timetable set out for the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill. Those voting No were trying to delay passage of the Bill to secure more time for debate. However, they were defeated.
The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill became law in 2006. Its main aims were to:
- Restrict appeals from those are refused entry to the UK to work or study. Only rejected asylum applications can have a full appeal
- Criminalise employers who knowingly employ illegal immigrants
- Allow biometric data to be taken from people entering the UK
- Requires that asylum is refused to anyone who is involved in terrorist activities
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|
|Con||0||170 (+2 tell)||0||87.8%|
|Lab||317 (+2 tell)||1||0||90.7%|
|Clare Short||Birmingham, Ladywood||whilst Lab||no|