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Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] – second reading – Baroness Ludford.
My Lords, the Minister referred to the absence of the Executive. It was expected that the publication of the Bill would be an incentive to create the Executive, but I understand it is being reported that the DUP has said that the publication of the Bill will not make any difference; it wants to see it implemented. How many steps have to be taken?
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997