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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Siobhain McDonagh generally voted for a stricter asylum system

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Major votes

  • On 17 Ion 2024: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Third reading Show vote
  • On 26 Ebr 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Compliance with the Refugee Convention — Direct Travel and Prompt Presentation Assessments Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 12 — Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 — Asylum Applicants — Right to Work Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Schedule 3 — Removal of Asylum Seeker to Safe Country Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Immigration Rules: Entry to seek Asylum And Join Family Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 40 — Offence of Assisting an Asylum Seeker Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 11 — Differential Treatment of Refugees Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 12 — Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 — Asylum Seekers' — Employment Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 28 — Removal of Asylum Seeker to Safe Country Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Immigration Rules: Entry to Seek Asylum and Join Family Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 58 — Late Compliance with Slavery or Trafficking Information Notice: Damage to Credibility Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 62 — Identified Potential Victims etc: Disqualification from Protection Show vote
  • On 8 Rha 2021: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Rha 2021: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences — Exemptions Show vote
  • On 20 Gor 2021: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, against permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and against provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 20 Gor 2021: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, against permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and against provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 19 Hyd 2020: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio to allow those in the EU who wish to make a claim for asylum in the UK, and who would have been eligible for transfer to the UK under EU regulations, to enter the UK to make their claim. Show vote
  • On 30 Meh 2020: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio to retain rights for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, spouses, vulnerable adults and dependant adults to join a family member who is legally present in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 22 Ion 2020: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio to require ministers to seek to negotiate with the EU to allow unaccompanied children seeking asylum to join their relatives by moving from the UK to the EU or vice-versa, and voted against merely requiring the Government to set out its policy on this subject. Show vote
  • On 8 Ion 2020: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 37 — Arrangements with EU About Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum Show vote
  • On 25 Ebr 2016: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months Show vote
  • On 14 Rha 2015: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against restricting the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 16 Tach 2005: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Maw 2004: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar 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 Maw 2004: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Maw 2004: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Asylum appeals should be referred to a higher court — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Maw 2004: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar 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 Maw 2004: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2003: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2003: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Meh 2002: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow the withdrawal of support from immigrants and asylum seekers in certain circumstances Show vote
  • On 12 Meh 2002: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Meh 2002: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Meh 2002: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar 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 Meh 2002: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not allow appeals against rejected asylum claims from within the UK if the claim is unfounded Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 18 Mai 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Amendment from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Show vote
  • On 26 Ebr 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Compliance with the Refugee Convention Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Interpretation of Part 2 — Compliance with International Agreements Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause — Compliance with the Refugee Convention Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Refugee Resettlement Schemes — 10,000 Refugees Per Year Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against making it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against extending the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Hyd 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Hyd 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Med 2015: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Assistance for Middle East Refugees Show vote
  • On 25 Gor 2007: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 Show vote
  • On 29 Maw 2006: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Tach 2005: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar 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 Tach 2005: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Excuse employers who employed illegal immigrants but took reasonable steps to comply with the necessary requirements — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Gor 2003: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 17 Maw 2003: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 5 Tach 2002: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar 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 Tach 2002: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim Show vote
  • On 11 Meh 2002: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected Show vote

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