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Illegal Migration Bill (29 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I remain concerned about the child impact assessment. The Chief Whip said that it will come before the end of Report. The next day of Report is Monday, and the last day is Wednesday. If we do not get it until Tuesday evening, for instance, many of us who have spoken on child matters may have a very limited opportunity on the last day of Report to express any view whatever on the...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 19 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: I am so sorry to interrupt the Minister again, but could I ask a straightforward question? What is the view of the Government about countries they are referring to that have not joined, or have not signed up to, the refugee convention?

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 19 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I thank everyone who has spoken on this group. In relation to Amendment 19, it is not proposed to test the opinion of the House. Amendment 19 withdrawn. Amendments 20 and 21 not moved.

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 19 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Carlile, has asked me to speak on his behalf to this series of amendments. My name is on Amendment 33, and I strongly support the noble Lord’s amendments. As we all know, the refugee convention was signed by the British Government. These amendments look at a major concern about safe countries. It is extraordinary that the Government have put 150 countries in...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 14 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I have put my name to the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, which I strongly support, as noble Lords can imagine. I agree with everything that was said in support of Amendment 14, and I will add only two short points. The first is that, over the years that I have been in this House, the Government have spoken again and again about the welfare and best interests of children. In...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 12 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: I wonder whether the Minister could help me on this. On the figure of over 500 days in the NRM, from beginning to end, is that entirely due to Home Office officials not getting through it in a timely way, or is there any other reason why it is taking so long?

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 10 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: With great regret, because I know that I do not have sufficient support from the House, I will not move my amendment. Amendment 10 not moved.

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 12 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I have also put my name to most of these amendments. I agree with every word that the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, has said, and I do not propose to say anything more about them, this being Report. I just want to make two extra points. As noble Lords know, the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, and I got back from Warsaw today. I was chairing 14 countries discussing how Ukraine could be helped...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 6 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, in Committee I tabled a similar amendment to Amendment 10, so I will not say much now because I said it then. I listened with interest to what the noble Lord has just said, and I recognise that we do not want illegal migration. However, there are broader and more important issues. Children have rights. A child who is unaccompanied comes to this country, sometimes quite young, and is...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (20 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, over the years I have sat in this House, I have become increasingly concerned about the powers which have been taken by successive Governments, particularly this Government, to the detriment of both Houses of Parliament. It seems extraordinary to me that the House of Commons has not yet appeared to realise the extent to which it, quite apart from us, is being marginalised. This is a...

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 58C ( 7 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, at this hour, I do not propose to repeat anything that has been said, so splendidly and excellently, in relation to children, save to say that it is good news that, as the Minister told us, there are no unaccompanied children currently being detained. But that does not mean that they will not turn up next week, and there will certainly be unaccompanied children in the future. I will...

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 58B ( 7 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I want to make two quite separate points. I pick up on what the noble Lord just said; have the Government looked at what is really happening on the ground, the numbers of people currently waiting to be removed—that is a very large number—and the numbers coming in? How on earth are they going to get people away? Where they are going and what is going to happen was set out in much...

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (3rd Day) ( 7 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I support these amendments and the speeches that were just given. I want to make two points only. First, it is extraordinary to me that Schedule 1 shows a list of countries with which this country has no agreement. I cannot understand how one can put into primary legislation a list of countries with which the Government hope to have an agreement, when that is not yet happening....

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A ( 6 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I too strongly support what the noble Lord, Lord Anderson, and the noble Viscount, Lord Hailsham, said. I cannot resist telling the House that I am chairman of the Ecclesiastical Committee, and some years ago the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury was discussing a measure that was coming through our hands before going to Parliament, which had a clause that would...

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 30 ( 5 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: I am sorry to trouble the Minister again, but I have been listening to this with great interest and have two questions. First, is the Minister able to say any country outside Europe where it would be safe to send a gay man or indeed woman back? Secondly, if there are any countries, would it be possible for the Government to put those on their website?

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19A ( 5 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: I cannot remember the exact numbers, but if the noble Lord looks at it the conclusive grounds is the number which matters, and that is extremely high.

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19A ( 5 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I am co-chairman of the APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and I am the vice-chairman of the Human Trafficking Foundation. I bitterly regret not putting my name to the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, which I was a bit slow to read. I want to make three points. I entirely agree with what has been said already by noble Lords. First, on the point that...

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 14 ( 5 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: In relation to the situation when the child becomes 18, have the Government taken into account the impact on younger children who may have spent many years in this country and are then basically deported?

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 14 ( 5 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I have two amendments down, and I very much support Amendments 14, 18 and 27 in particular. “The best interests of the child” has become well known across the United Kingdom. It probably started in the United Nations’ rights of the child. It is to be found, as the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, said, in the Children Act 1989, and all lawyers who deal with children work with it....

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 13 ( 5 Jun 2023)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: How do the Government justify not having an impact statement until presumably the whole of this House has completed its dealing with the Bill? It seems to me outrageous. How can the Government justify that?


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