Motion Y1 (as an amendment to Motion Y)

Illegal Migration Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons – in the House of Lords at 12:17 am on 12 July 2023.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury:

Moved by The Archbishop of Canterbury

At end insert “, and do propose Amendments 107B and 107C in lieu—

107B: After Clause 60, insert the following new Clause—“Ten-year strategy on refugees and human trafficking(1) The Secretary of State must prepare a ten-year strategy for tackling refugee crises affecting migration by irregular routes, or the movement of refugees, to the United Kingdom through collaboration with signatories to the Refugee Convention or any other international agreement on the rights of refugees.(2) The strategy must include an evaluation of the factors driving migration by irregular routes and the movement of refugees to the United Kingdom.(3) The strategy must also include provisions for tackling human trafficking to the United Kingdom and an evaluation of the factors driving demand.(4) The Secretary of State must make and lay before Parliament a statement of policies for implementing the strategy. (5) The first statement must be made within twelve months of the passing of this Act; and a subsequent statement must be made within twelve months of the making of the previous statement.(6) A Minister of the Crown must, within three months of a statement under this section being laid before Parliament, move a motion in each House for the statement to be debated.(7) “Ten-year strategy” means a strategy for the period of ten years beginning with the day on which preparation of the strategy is completed.(8) “The Refugee Convention” means the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28th July 1951 and its Protocol.”

107C: Clause 66, page 65, line 36, at end insert—“(ba) section (Ten-year strategy on refugees and human trafficking);””

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My Lords, despite the gracious and kind words of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Bellamy, for which I am most grateful, I would like to test the opinion of the House. I beg to move.

Ayes 154, Noes 107.

Division number 10 Illegal Migration Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons — Motion Y1 (as an amendment to Motion Y)

Aye: 152 Members of the House of Lords

No: 105 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name

Tellers

No: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Motion Y1 agreed.

House adjourned at 00.28 am.