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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 699: debated on Thursday 22 July 2021

Ministerial Corrections

Thursday 22 July 2021

Home Department

Nationality and Borders Bill

The following are extracts from the Second Reading debate of the Nationality and Borders Bill on 19 July 2021.

From today, I will be granting indefinite leave to remain to refugees resettled under our world-leading resettlement schemes, giving them the vital freedom to succeed from the moment that they arrive in our country and, importantly, offering certainty and stability to help them rebuild their lives from day one.

[Official Report, 19 July 2021, Vol. 699, c. 712.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the right hon. Member for Witham (Priti Patel):

An error has been identified in my speech.

The correct wording should have been.

From October, I will be granting indefinite leave to remain to refugees resettled under our world-leading resettlement schemes, giving them the vital freedom to succeed from the moment that they arrive in our country and, importantly, offering certainty and stability to help them rebuild their lives from day one.

The Bill raises the minimum sentence for any foreign criminal who returns to the UK in breach of a deportation order from six months to five years.

[Official Report, 19 July 2021, Vol. 699, c. 715.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the right hon. Member for Witham (Priti Patel):

An error has been identified in my speech.

The correct wording should have been.

The Bill raises the maximum sentence for any foreign criminal who returns to the UK in breach of a deportation order from six months to five years.

Anyone who arrives in the UK via a safe third country may have their claim declined and be returned to a country they arrived from or a third safe country.

[Official Report, 19 July 2021, Vol. 699, c. 717.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the right hon. Member for Witham (Priti Patel):

An error has been identified in my speech.

The correct wording should have been.

Anyone who arrives in the UK via a safe third country may have consideration of their claim declined and be returned to a country they arrived from or a third safe country.

Home Department

Nationality and Borders Bill

The following is an extract from the Second Reading debate on the Nationality and Borders Bill on 20 July 2021.

Opposition Members should study article 31 of the refugee convention, which makes it clear that it is permitted to impose penalties where someone has not come “directly” from a place of danger and where they did not have a reasonable opportunity to claim asylum somewhere else.

[Official Report, 20 July 2021, Vol. 699, c. 915.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, the hon. Member for Croydon South (Chris Philp):

An error has been identified in my speech.

The correct wording should have been:

Opposition Members should study article 31 of the refugee convention, which makes it clear that it is permitted to impose penalties where someone has not come “directly” from a place of danger and where they had a reasonable opportunity to claim asylum somewhere else.

International Trade

Future Trade Deals: Human Rights

The following ministerial correction was published on 19 July 2021.

On the point the hon. Gentleman made towards the end of his question, there has been much talk about global Britain this week and trade is the route to prosperity, for Britain and her friends around the world. Although others may be content with offering only handouts, we are determined to give our friends a hand up. So having taken back control of our trade policy, I can confirm that we will be looking to go further than the EU and we will be setting out our plans and launching a consultation on the generalised system of preference very soon.

[Official Report, 19 July 2021, Vol. 699, c. 4MC.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for International Trade, the hon. Member for North East Hampshire (Mr Jayawardena).

The ministerial correction should have been:

On the point the hon. Gentleman made towards the end of his question, there has been much talk about global Britain this week and trade is the route to prosperity, for Britain and her friends around the world. Although others may be content with offering only handouts, we are determined to give our friends a hand up. So having taken back control of our trade policy, I can confirm that we will be looking to go further than the EU’s generalised scheme of preferences and we will be setting out our plans and launching a consultation on this very soon.