Clause 34 - Article 31(1): immunity from penalties

Part of Nationality and Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:30 pm on 26 October 2021.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 5:30, 26 October 2021

I beg to move amendment 157, in clause 34, page 33, line 20, at end insert—

“(1A) Subsection (1) shall not apply to any refugee—

(a) whose claim for asylum is on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics;

(b) whose claim for asylum is on the basis of gender-based violence;

(c) who has experienced sexual violence;

(d) who is a victim of modern slavery or trafficking;

(e) who is suffering from a mental health condition or impairment;

(f) who has been a victim of torture;

(g) who is suffering from a serious physical disability;

(h) who is suffering from other serious physical health conditions or illnesses.”

This amendment would exempt certain groups from subsection (1).