Clause 5 - Interim measures of the European Court of Human Rights

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:54 pm on 17 January 2024.

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Amendment proposed: 23, page 5, line 13, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

“(2A) The interim measure is not binding on the United Kingdom, and will have no effect on any provision made by or by virtue of this Act or the Illegal Migration Act 2023, and shall not prevent or delay the removal of a person to Rwanda under this Act or the Illegal Migration Act 2023.”—(Robert Jenrick.)

This ensures that the default position is that Rule 39 indications are not treated as binding on the United Kingdom and will not prevent removals to Rwanda, but to provide an optional discretion to Ministers.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 55 Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Amendment 23

Aye: 64 MPs

No: 534 MPs

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Abstained: 1 MP

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The Committee divided: Ayes 65, Noes 536.

Question accordingly negatived.

Question put (single Question on successive provisions of the Bill), That clauses 5 to 8 stand part of the Bill.

Division number 56 Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Clauses 5, 6, 7 and 8 stand part

Aye: 339 MPs

No: 261 MPs

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The Committee divided: Ayes 340, Noes 263.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clauses 5 to 8 ordered to stand part of the Bill.