Category: Statement

Government Defeats during Report Stage of the Nationality and Borders Bill in the House of Lords

Report stage of the Nationality and Borders Bill in the House of Lords concluded on Tuesday 8 March 2022, after two previous days of debate on 28 February and 2 March 2022. The government suffered a number of defeats as peers voted against the government to amend the Bill on 19 counts. Each of these […]

ILPA urges UK Government to provide sanctuary to people fleeing Ukraine

We are deeply concerned by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the possibility that millions of people may be displaced. We have joined the Refugee Council and more than 50 other civil society organisations in signing a letter, published today in the Times, to urge our government to commit to an emergency programme to provide […]

Home Office Consultation on ‘Napier Barracks planning application’

ILPA responded to the Home Office’s planning consultation regarding the continued use of Napier Barracks at Folkestone, a former Ministry of Defence military barracks, to be used as accommodation for eligible people seeking asylum whilst their claim is pending. ILPA does not consider this to be a meaningful consultation, and it is certainly not pre-legislative: […]

Nationality Law in the Nationality and Borders Bill

Our previous statement focused on issues within the Nationality and Borders Bill, as they relate to access to justice and the rule of the law. In this statement, we address several nationality law aspects of the Bill. As a priority, we are urging peers to amend inconsistencies in nationality law, and support the inclusion of […]

The Rule of Law and Access to Justice in the Nationality and Borders Bill

The Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill enters the next pivotal phase of parliamentary scrutiny, on 27 January 2022, during Committee Stage in the House of Lords. Only five days have been allotted at present to discuss the Bill despite many peers speaking in opposition at its Second Reading on 5 January 2022. ILPA has serious […]