Asylum Seekers — 4 Feb 2002 at 18:50
I beg to move,
That this House deplores the failure of the Government over the past four years to negotiate with the Government of France on the re-application of the bilateral agreement on immigration to the case of asylum seekers; and calls on the Government to ensure a more equitable distribution within the EU of the responsibility for assessing and meeting the claims of potential refugees.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
'notes that co-operation with France on immigration and asylum issues is greater now than it has ever been; recognises that there has been an overall drop from 13,527 in 2000 to 10,927 in 2001, a drop of almost 20 per cent., in the number of people crossing illegally to the UK from France; further notes that bilateral co-operation continues to address the problem of asylum seekers in Northern France, that the French have made significant investment in police reinforcements in the region and judicial action has been taken against human traffickers and that, as a result of the imposition of the civil penalty, the number of clandestine entrants was reduced by 27 per cent. in 2001; and further notes that the previous Conservative Government left the asylum system in complete disarray, with local authorities left to pick up the pieces.'.
Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:-
The House divided: Ayes 138, Noes 325.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||137 (+2 tell)||0||84.8%|
|Lab||291 (+2 tell)||0||0||71.6%|