New Clause 21 - Organised immigration crime enforcement

Illegal Migration Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:12 pm on 28 March 2023.

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“(1) The Crime and Courts Act 2013 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 1 after subsection (10) insert—

‘(11) The NCA has a specific function to combat organised crime, where the purpose of that crime is to enable the illegal entry of a person into the United Kingdom via the English Channel.

(12) The NCA must maintain a unit (a “Cross-Border People Smuggling Unit”) to coordinate the work undertaken in cooperation with international partners in pursuit of the function mentioned in subsection (11).’”—(Stephen Kinnock.)

This new clause would give the National Crime Agency a legal responsibility for tackling organised immigration crime across the Channel, and to maintain a specific unit to undertake work related to that responsibility.

Brought up.

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

Division number 206 Illegal Migration Bill — New Clause 21 - Organised immigration crime enforcement

Aye: 248 MPs

No: 299 MPs

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The Committee divided: Ayes 249, Noes 301.

Question accordingly negatived.