Clause 64 - Good Faith Requirement

Nationality and Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 2nd November 2021.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Siobhain McDonagh Siobhain McDonagh Labour, Mitcham and Morden

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendment 81.

Photo of Craig Whittaker Craig Whittaker Assistant Whip, The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

Thorough consideration has been given to the impact of clause 64 and what it adds to existing requirements under immigration rules and wider provisions. We have also taken into account the views of stakeholders. After further reflection, we have decided to remove the clause from the Bill in its entirety. As a stand- alone provision, that will not impact on the wider measures in the Bill. Consequently, clause 64 requires an amendment to remove reference to it, which is the purpose of Government amendment 81.

Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Shadow Minister (Home Office)

Am I right that the Government will vote against the clause?

Photo of Siobhain McDonagh Siobhain McDonagh Labour, Mitcham and Morden

I understand that the Government plan to vote against the clause.

Question put and negatived.

Clause 64 accordingly disagreed to.