New Clause 27 - Accommodation: Duty to Consult

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

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“(1) Section 97 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (supplemental) is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (3A) insert—

‘(3B) When making arrangements for the provision of accommodation under section 95 or section 4 of this Act, the Secretary of State must consult with representatives of the local authority or local authorities, for the area in which the accommodation is located.

(3C) The duty to consult in subsection (3B) also applies to any third party provider operating within the terms of a contract with the Secretary of State.’”—(Stephen Kinnock.)

This new clause would add to the current law on provision of accommodation to asylum seekers a requirement to consult with the relevant local authorities when making the necessary arrangements.

Brought up.

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

Division number 207 Illegal Migration Bill — New Clause 27 - Accommodation: Duty to Consult

Aye: 248 MPs

No: 300 MPs

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The Committee divided: Ayes 248, Noes 301.

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 1 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Bill, as amended, reported.

Bill to be considered tomorrow.