Lord Darling of Roulanish

Former MP

Labour

Asylum

A vote for a stricter asylum system would be a vote to tighten the criteria for granting asylum, to set greater restrictions on activities asylum seekers are permitted to undertake, and to reduce the support provided to those seeking asylum.

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Lord Darling of Roulanish generally voted for a stricter asylum system

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a stricter asylum system:

  • On 11 Jun 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not allow appeals against rejected asylum claims from within the UK if the claim is unfounded Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow the withdrawal of support from immigrants and asylum seekers in certain circumstances Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers can be placed in accommodation centres even if there is no local school pace for dependent children Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2003: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2003: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Burden of proof on prosecution rather than defendant in cases where immigrants to not have travel documents — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Asylum appeals should be referred to a higher court — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to asylum seekers even when they make a late claim — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Prevent the government from interpreting the Geneva Convention so that terrorism can be used as grounds to dismiss asylum claims — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2005: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2006: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Jul 2007: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 Show vote

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