Motion C1 (as an amendment to Motion C)

Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Amendments – in the House of Lords at 6:22 pm on 26 April 2022.

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Lord Kerr of Kinlochard:

Moved by Lord Kerr of Kinlochard

At end insert “and do propose Amendments 6D, 6E and 6F in lieu—

6D: Page 13, line 44, at end insert—“(2A) A refugee is not to be regarded as failing to comply with the requirement in subsection (2)(a) if, in coming to the United Kingdom, they have stopped in another country outside the United Kingdom with the intention that the stopover in the intermediate country was to be a brief transit on the way to the United Kingdom.(2B) A refugee is not to be regarded as failing to comply with the requirement in subsection (2)(b) if they had good cause to delay the point at which they presented themselves to the authorities.”

6E: Page 14, line 6, at end insert—“(4A) It shall be for the Secretary of State to prove a failure to comply with the requirement in subsection (2)(a), (2)(b) or (3), as the case may be.”

6F: Page 14, line 32, at end insert—“(8A) In accordance with section 2 of the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993, no such immigration rules shall lay down any practice or differentiate in any way which would be contrary to the Refugee Convention.(8B) Immigration rules implementing this provision must take due account of the best interests of children and the fundamental right to family unity in all cases.””

Photo of Lord Kerr of Kinlochard Lord Kerr of Kinlochard Crossbench

I beg to move Motion C1.

Ayes 227, Noes 219.

Division number 2 Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Amendments — Motion C1 (as an amendment to Motion C)

Aye: 227 Members of the House of Lords

No: 219 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Motion C1 agreed.