Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Do not withdraw support from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of Zimbabwe — rejected — 6 Jul 2004 at 15:45

The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment[1] to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill.

The Bill gives the government the power to withdraw support from failed asylum seekers who do not take reasonable steps to leave the UK[2]. The amendment in this vote aimed to exclude asylum seekers from Zimbabwe from these provisions. However, it was defeated.

The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill became law in 2004. Its main aims were to:[3]

  • Simplify the process of appeal for asylum seekers
  • Criminalise people who arrive into the UK without a valid travel document unless they have a reasonable excuse
  • Stop supporting failed asylum seekers and their families if they do not leave the UK
  • Allow the government to tag and track asylum seekers
  • Provide accommodation to failed asylum seekers who cannot return home immediately


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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
Con0 9 (+2 tell)5.2%
Crossbench3 1611.1%
Green0 1100.0%
Lab117 (+2 tell) 060.1%
LDem0 710.6%
Total:120 3324.2%

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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Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Marsh Crossbenchno
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no

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