Amendment 49

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 8:34 pm on 2 March 2022.

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Baroness Stroud:

Moved by Baroness Stroud

49: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“Refugee resettlement schemes(1) The Secretary of State must arrange for the resettlement in the United Kingdom of at least 10,000 refugees each year.(2) The target under this section includes the numbers of people resettled under—(a) dedicated schemes for the evacuation of people from a geographical locality, such as a specific third State,(b) a general UK resettlement scheme,(c) the mandate resettlement scheme or equivalent replacements, and(d) other routes as appropriate. (3) The Secretary of State must be guided by the capacity of local authorities and community sponsorship groups in delivering the target under subsection (1).”Member’s explanatory statementThis reflects the Prime Minister’s commitment to make the dedicated Afghan resettlement scheme of 5,000 refugees a year additional to the longer standing Government commitment to resettle 5,000 vulnerable refugees per year from elsewhere in the world.

Photo of Baroness Stroud Baroness Stroud Conservative

I beg to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 169, Noes 122.

Division number 4 Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 49

Aye: 169 Members of the House of Lords

No: 122 Members of the House of Lords

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No: A-Z by last name

Amendment 49 agreed.