Citizens’ Rights

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 5th March 2019.

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“A Minister of the Crown must seek to secure at the earliest opportunity a joint UK-EU commitment to adopt part two of the Withdrawal Agreement on Citizens Rights, particularly as it affects people whose right of free movement has been removed by section 1 and schedule 1, and ensure its implementation prior to the UK exiting the European Union, or as soon as possible thereafter.”—

Brought up, and read the First time.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

If I had had some foresight, I should maybe have withdrawn this new clause in advance. This is a version of the Costa amendment, which Alberto Costa very ably saw through Parliament last week. I congratulate him on achieving very widespread support.

Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton

Does the hon. Gentleman not wish to move that the clause be read a Second time?