Asylum defeat

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Peers last night inflicted a 55-vote defeat on the Government's plans to tighten asylum controls, backing a move to set up a special advisory panel for child refugees. Voting was 169 to 114 as Liberal Democrat and Labour peers joined rebel Tories to support the change to the controversial Asylum and Immigration Appeals Bill, which aims to clamp down on bogus asylum claims and speed genuine applications.

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