Amendment 51

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 8:45 pm on 2nd March 2022.

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Lord Alton of Liverpool:

Moved by Lord Alton of Liverpool

51: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“Conditions for grant of asylum: cases of genocide(1) A person seeking asylum in the United Kingdom who belongs to a national, ethnical, racial or religious group which meets the criteria, in the place from which that person originates, set out in Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide made in Paris on 9 December 1948, must be presumed to meet the conditions for asylum in the United Kingdom following an application to the Court from a non-governmental organisation (registered as a charity in the United Kingdom) representing such a person or group of persons belonging to a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.(2) The adjudication of whether the group to which the person seeking asylum belongs meets the description specified in subsection (1) must be determined by a judge of the High Court of England and Wales after consideration of the available facts.(3) Applicants for asylum in the United Kingdom from groups designated under this section may submit their applications and have them assessed at British missions overseas.(4) The Secretary of State may by regulations place a cap on the number of people granted asylum under subsection (1) in any given calendar year.”

Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

My Lords, I would like to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 172, Noes 120.

Division number 5 Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 51

Aye: 172 Members of the House of Lords

No: 120 Members of the House of Lords

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Amendment 51 agreed.

Consideration on Report adjourned until not before 9.40 pm.