Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — 6 Jul 2004 at 15:45

moved Amendment No. 4:

After Clause 8, insert the following new clause-


The Lord Chancellor shall make a direction under section 6(8) of the Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22) (services which may be funded) to require the funding of attendances by solicitors (and other non-solicitor suppliers accredited for the purpose by the legal services commission) and independent interpreters at interviews conducted on behalf of the Secretary of State with a view to his reaching a decision on a claim for asylum (as defined by section 167(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (interpretation)) in the circumstances where the supplier has certified that he has a reasonable belief that the asylum applicant to be interviewed-

(a) is a torture or rape victim;

(b) has had inflicted on him serious physical harm; or

(c) has a reasonable fear of being tortured, raped or so harmed if returned to his country of origin."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 4) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 66; Not-Contents, 132.

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 27.7%
Con2 32.4%
Crossbench18 1620.0%
Green0 1100.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab108 (+2 tell) 056.7%
LDem0 41 (+2 tell)65.2%
Other1 08.3%
Total:129 6428.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Viscount Astor Con (front bench)no
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)no
Lord Ackner Crossbenchaye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Chan Crossbenchaye
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbenchaye
Lord Donaldson of LymingtonCrossbenchaye
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchaye
Lord Hylton Crossbenchaye
Lord Joffe Crossbenchaye
The Earl of ListowelCrossbenchaye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
Lord McCluskey Crossbenchaye
Lord Moore of WolvercoteCrossbenchaye
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbenchaye
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Stern Crossbenchaye
Baroness Warnock Crossbench (front bench)aye

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