Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — The government must refund the travel expenses of asylum seekers who are required to travel — 17 Jul 2002 at 17:34
In the Bill the government "may" meet the reasonable travelling costs of those supported asylum seekers who are required to travel. The amendment changed the wording of the Bill so that the government "shall" have to meet these travel expenses.
However, when the Bill became law the wording had been changed back to "may" rather than "shall".
The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill became law in 2002. Its main aims were to:
- Allow asylum seekers to be detained at any time
- Disallow appeals from within the UK from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of a specific country
- Deny asylum seekers support unless they make their claim "as soon as reasonably practicable" after arrival into the UK
- Create accommodation centres to house destitute asylum seekers
-  Baroness Anelay of St Johns, House of Lords, 17 July 2002
-  Section 69 in the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act
-  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 (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||67 (+2 tell)||0||30.8%|
|Lab||0||105 (+2 tell)||54.6%|
|Lord Boston of Faversham||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Currie of Marylebone||Crossbench||no|
|Baroness Howarth of Breckland||Crossbench||no|