Exemption from no recourse to public funds

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 30th June 2020.

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‘(1) This section applies during the current Covid-19 pandemic, as defined by the World Health Organisation on 11 March 2020.

(2) Section 3(1)(c)(i) and (ii) of the Immigration Act 1971 cannot be applied to persons who have lost rights because of section (1) and Schedule 1 of this Act.

(3) This section could not be disapplied unless a resolution was passed by each House of Parliament.’—(Holly Lynch.)

This new clause would delay application of No Recourse to Public Funds rules during the current pandemic and until such time as Parliament decides.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 63 Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Exemption from no recourse to public funds

Aye: 248 MPs

No: 337 MPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

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The House divided: Ayes 248, Noes 337.

Question accordingly negatived.

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