Motion S1 (as an amendment to Motion S)

Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Amendments – in the House of Lords at 11:09 pm on 4 April 2022.

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Lord Coaker:

Moved by Lord Coaker

At end insert “and do propose Amendment 27B in lieu—

27B: Insert the following new Clause—“Slavery and human trafficking: victims aged under 18 years (1) Where a competent authority is making a decision in relation to a person who is aged under 18 years, the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration.(2) The Secretary of State may not serve a slavery or trafficking information notice on a person who is aged under 18 years. (3) Section 61 of this Act does not apply in cases where either the first reasonable grounds decision or a further reasonable grounds decision made in relation to a person relates to an incident or incidents which occurred when the person was aged under 18 years.(4) Section 62 of this Act does not apply in cases where a positive reasonable grounds decision has been made in respect of a person which relates to an incident or incidents which occurred when the person was aged under 18 years.(5) The Secretary of State must grant a person leave to remain in the United Kingdom where a positive conclusive grounds decision is made in respect of a person who—(a) is under 18 years, or (b) was under 18 years at the time of the incident or incidents to which the positive reasonable grounds decision relates.(6) Guidance issued under section 49(1)(c) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 on determining whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that a person is a victim of slavery or human trafficking must provide that, where the determination relates to an incident or incidents which occurred when the person was aged under 18 years, the determination must be made on the standard of “suspect but not prove”.””

Ayes 101, Noes 110.

Division number 13 Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Amendments — Motion S1 (as an amendment to Motion S)

Aye: 101 Members of the House of Lords

No: 110 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Motion S1 disagreed.

Motion S agreed.