Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers can be placed in accommodation centres even if there is no local school pace for dependent children — 5 Nov 2002 at 18:12

The majority Aye voters passed an amendment[1] to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill.

The Bill gives the government the power to set up accommodation centres for destitute asylum seekers and people with residency restrictions[2]. During the House of Lords debate on the Bill Opposition Lords added a new amendment into the Bill. This would require the government to only place asylum seekers in accommodation centres if there was a local school place for any of their dependent children.

The aim of the amendment in this vote was to overturn this Lords amendment so the government wouldn't have to follow these rules which passed.

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill became law in 2002. Its main aims were to:[3]

  • 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

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Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 000.0%
DUP0 3060.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab261 (+2 tell) 41 (+1 tell)174.6%
LDem0 43 (+1 tell)083.0%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 3060.0%
UUP1 2050.0%
Total:262 95156.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabno
Patrick HallBedfordLabno
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Mrs Valerie DaveyBristol WestLabno
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabno
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabno
John CummingsEasingtonLabno
Clive EffordElthamLab (minister)no
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabno
Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLab (minister)no
Mrs Diana OrganForest of DeanLabno
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)no
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
Mr Iain ColemanHammersmith and FulhamLabno
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Ms Linda PerhamIlford NorthLabno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabtellno
Roger BerryKingswoodLabno
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabno
Mr Harold BestLeeds North WestLabno
Dr Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabno
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabno
Sylvia HermonNorth DownUUP (front bench)aye
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Karen BuckRegent's Park and Kensington NorthLab (minister)no
Frank CookStockton NorthLabno
Ms Debra ShipleyStourbridgeLabno
David DrewStroudLab (minister)both
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
David WinnickWalsall NorthLab (minister)no
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabno

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