Clause 56 - Disapplication of retained EU law deriving from Trafficking Directive

Part of Nationality and Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 2 November 2021.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Shadow Minister (Home Office) 2:00, 2 November 2021

I thank the Minister for his intervention. We are into the thick of the legal technicalities. These points are from some of the leading legal experts on the subject. They are not entirely satisfied that clause 56 is compatible, and that we are not missing some of the protections that have been hard fought for, with good reason.

In conclusion, the clause is incompatible with the UK’s legal international obligations and will have far-reaching consequences. For that reason, it should not stand part of the Bill.