Lord Fowler

Non-affiliated Peer

Asylum

The asylum system is intended to protect people fleeing persecution in their own countries. Parliament has voted on subjects including: routes via which people may enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum; the circumstances in which those seeking asylum may work; support for those seeking asylum and if to allow those claiming asylum to be removed to other countries while their claim is assessed.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Lord Fowler’s position on this issue

However, Lord Fowler has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 12 Jan 2010: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on European Union Committee report on a Common European Asylum System — Motion to Agree — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Oct 2007: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on UK Borders Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Oct 2007: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on UK Borders Bill — Give asylum seekers permission to work — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2007: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on UK Borders Bill — The Border and Immigration Agency must ensure the welfare of children as part of its remit — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2006: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Remove a clause which allows immigrants to be removed on national security grounds — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2004: Lord Fowler voted yes on Children Bill — The National Asylum Support Service and Immigration Centres must ensure the welfare of children — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2004: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Do not withdraw support from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of Zimbabwe — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2004: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Failed asylum seekers should not have to take part in community service to be provided with accommodation — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2004: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Give asylum seekers more time to appeal — rejected Show vote
  • On 18 May 2004: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Only withdraw support from failed asylum seekers after an independent evaluation — rejected Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers residing in accommodation centres must be provided with legal advice from qualified advisors Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not detain asylum seekers under the age of 18 — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Remove the government's power to remove subsistence-only support from all asylum seekers — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Burden of proof should be on the government not the asylum seeker when the issue of a late claim arises — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler 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 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers if they provide false or incomplete information Show vote
  • On 10 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not detain asylum seekers under the age of 18 — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers with children of school age should be placed in accommodation centres only if no places are available in local schools Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — The government must continue supporting asylum seekers if they are likely to become destitute — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2002: Lord Fowler voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — The government must refund the travel expenses of asylum seekers who are required to travel Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2002: Lord Fowler was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers should have early access to full legal advice and representation — rejected Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2002: Lord Fowler voted yes on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Government must make food and other services available to people living in accommodation centres — rejected Show vote

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