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Lord Sheldon

Former Labour Peer

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.

Photo: Nathan Collins

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

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

  • On 12 Jan 2010: Lord Sheldon 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 Sheldon 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 Sheldon was absent for a vote on UK Borders Bill — Give asylum seekers permission to work — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2007: Lord Sheldon 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 Sheldon voted no 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 Sheldon voted no 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 Sheldon voted no 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 Sheldon voted no 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 Sheldon voted no on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Give asylum seekers more time to appeal — rejected Show vote
  • On 18 May 2004: Lord Sheldon voted no 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 Sheldon 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 Sheldon 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 Sheldon 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 Sheldon voted no 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 Sheldon 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 Sheldon 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 Sheldon voted no on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not detain asylum seekers under the age of 18 — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2002: Lord Sheldon 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 Sheldon 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 Sheldon voted no 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 Sheldon voted no 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 Sheldon was absent for a vote 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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