Amendment 42

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 7:01 pm on 6 March 2024.

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Baroness Butler-Sloss:

Moved by Baroness Butler-Sloss

42: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause—“Removal of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking(1) A person with a positive reasonable grounds decision from the National Referral Mechanism stating that they may be a victim of modern slavery and human trafficking must not be removed from the United Kingdom on the basis of the Rwanda Treaty until a conclusive grounds decision has been made.(2) A person with a positive conclusive grounds decision from the National Referral Mechanism that they are a victim of modern slavery and human trafficking must not be removed from the United Kingdom on the basis of the Rwanda Treaty without a decision-maker considering whether such removal would negatively affect the physical health, mental health or safety of that person, including in particular the risk of re-trafficking.(3) If the decision-maker makes a finding that any of the factors in subsection (2) apply to that person they must not be removed from the United Kingdom under the Rwanda Treaty without their consent.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is intended to identify and protect victims of modern slavery and human trafficking from being removed to Rwanda without their consent.

Photo of Baroness Butler-Sloss Baroness Butler-Sloss Chair, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee), Chair, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)

My Lords, I spoke to this amendment on Monday. I should like to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 246, Noes 171.

Division number 4 Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 42

Aye: 244 Members of the House of Lords

No: 169 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name

Tellers

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Tellers

Amendment 42 agreed.

Amendment 43 not moved.