Undocumented Migrants: Republic of Ireland

Home Office written question – answered on 26 September 2023.

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Photo of Claire Hanna Claire Hanna Social Democratic and Labour Party, Belfast South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of Lord Murray of Blidworth of 28 June 2023 on the Lords Report stage of the Illegal Migration Act 2023, Official Report, column 725 HL, what steps she has taken to establish an exception to the duty to remove in cases where people inadvertently enter the UK without leave via the Irish land border.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

The Illegal Migration Act received Royal Assent on 20 July 2023.

As is standard practice for any legislation, commencement of wider measures in the Act will take place over the coming months, including around the duty to remove.

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