Motion D1 (as an amendment to Motion D)

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons – in the House of Lords at 7:31 pm on 17 April 2024.

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Lord Browne of Ladyton:

Moved by Lord Browne of Ladyton

At end insert “, and do propose Amendment 10F in lieu—

10F: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause—“Exemption for agents, allies and employees of the UK Overseas(1) Notwithstanding the Nationality and Borders Act 2022, the Illegal Migration Act 2023, any earlier Immigration Acts and the other provisions of this Act, the following categories of person may not be removed to the Republic of Rwanda—(a) allies or agents who have supported His Majesty’s armed forces overseas in an exposed or meaningful manner that now affects their claims for protection;(b) persons who have been employed by or indirectly contracted to provide services to the UK Government in an exposed or meaningful manner that now affects their claim for protection;(c) the partners and dependent family members or persons referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) above;(d) persons who were the partners or family members of persons referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) above in a manner that now affects their claim for protection.(2) The exemption in subsection (1) above includes but is not limited to persons eligible for entry to the UK under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (“ARAP”) and Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (“ACRS”).(3) A person seeking to rely upon the exemption in subsection (1) above shall give the Secretary of State notice within one week of arrival in the UK to allow prompt verification of available records as to allies, agents, employees, contractors and family members. (4) Failure to give reasonable notice as required under subsection (3) above, may in the absence of available records verifying the claimant’s qualification for exemption under this section, allow a court or tribunal to draw adverse inferences as to the credibility of the claimant’s case for exemption.””

Photo of Lord Browne of Ladyton Lord Browne of Ladyton Labour

My Lords, I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 247, Noes 195.

Division number 2 Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons — Motion D1 (as an amendment to Motion D)

Aye: 245 Members of the House of Lords

No: 193 Members of the House of Lords

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Tellers

Motion D1 agreed.