Amendment 5

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 28 June 2023.

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Baroness Chakrabarti:

Moved by Baroness Chakrabarti

5: Leave out Clause 1 and insert the following new clause—“IntroductionNothing in this Act shall require any act or omission that conflicts with the obligations of the United Kingdom under— (a) the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;(b) the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees including the Protocol to that Convention;(c) the 1954 and 1961 UN Conventions on the Reduction of Statelessness;(d) the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;(e) the 2005 Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking Human Beings.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment replaces the narrative and interpretation provisions of Clause 1 with clear provision for compliance with all the key international obligations engaged by the Bill.

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If the Government will not accept Amendment 13 as consequential, I will need to press Amendment 13 as well; but, first, I would like to test the opinion of the House on Amendment 5.

Ayes 222, Noes 179.

Division number 1 Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 5

Aye: 220 Members of the House of Lords

No: 177 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name


No: A-Z by last name


Amendment 5 agreed.

Clause 2: Duty to make arrangements for removal