Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim — 17 Oct 2002 at 18:15
The majority Content voters passed an amendment to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill. The amendment allows the government to refuse to support asylum seekers if they did not make their claim "as soon as reasonably practicable" after arriving in the UK.
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
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|
|Lab||92 (+2 tell)||0||48.0%|
|LDem||0||29 (+2 tell)||47.0%|
|Lord Alton of Liverpool||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Elis-Thomas||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|The Earl of Listowel||Crossbench||no|
|The Earl of Sandwich||Crossbench (front bench)||no|