Amendment 57

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 3:50 pm on 3 July 2023.

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Baroness Mobarik:

Moved by Baroness Mobarik

57: Clause 10, page 15, line 38, leave out subsection (4)Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would retain existing limits on the detention of children (72 hours or one week with ministerial approval).

Photo of Baroness Mobarik Baroness Mobarik Conservative

My Lords, I have thought long and hard about calling another Division from these Benches, this time on retaining our current statutory time limits on detention of accompanied children or children who are with their families. These children are likely to be much younger. The psychological harms of detention on young children are significant and likely to impact them for the rest of their lives. For that very reason, I ask that we retain the statutory time limits put in place by a Conservative Government. I wish to test the opinion of the House. I beg to move.

Ayes 230, Noes 151.

Division number 4 Illegal Migration Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 57

Aye: 228 Members of the House of Lords

No: 149 Members of the House of Lords

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Amendment 57 agreed.