Motion E

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons – in the House of Lords at 6:10 pm on 16 April 2024.

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Lord Sharpe of Epsom:

Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom

That this House do not insist on its Amendment 9 and do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 9C in lieu.

9C: Page 5, line 23, at end insert—“Report about victims of modern slavery or human trafficking(1) The Secretary of State must—(a) prepare and publish an annual report about the operation of this Act as it relates to the modern slavery and human trafficking provisions in Article 13 of the Rwanda Treaty, and(b) lay a copy of each report before Parliament.(2) The first report must—(a) relate to the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this Act comes into force, and(b) be laid before Parliament and published as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of that period.(3) Subsequent reports must—(a) relate to the period of 12 months beginning with the day after the last day of the period to which the previous report related, and(b) be laid before Parliament and published as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the period to which the report relates.”

Photo of Lord Sharpe of Epsom Lord Sharpe of Epsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

I have already spoken to Motion E. I beg to move.

Motion E agreed.