Lord Trimble

Former Conservative 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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Lord Trimble has never voted on 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.

Key votes about a stricter asylum system:

  • On 12 Jan 2010: Lord Trimble 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 Trimble 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 Trimble was absent for a vote on UK Borders Bill — Give asylum seekers permission to work — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2007: Lord Trimble 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 1 Mar 2004: Lord Trimble 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 Trimble 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 Trimble 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 Trimble 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 Trimble was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2003: Lord Trimble 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 Trimble was absent for a vote on Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2003: Lord Trimble was absent for a vote on Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2003: Lord Trimble was absent for a vote on Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2002: Lord Trimble 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 Trimble was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2002: Lord Trimble was absent for a vote 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 Trimble was absent for a vote 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 Trimble was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2002: Lord Trimble was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Only allow destitute asylum seekers and those under residence restrictions to live in accommodation centres for a maximum of 10 weeks — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2002: Lord Trimble was absent for a vote 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 Trimble was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected Show vote

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