● The removal of Clause 11 which would permit the Home Office to treat
refugees differently based on how they arrived here; and
● The introduction of a new and safe route by setting an ambitious but
deliverable target to resettle 10,000 of the world’s most vulnerable refugees each
Thank you for this moving email Ailsa. As Talgarth locals we are very aware of the great work you do and we look forward to contributing more to your work if and when we are able to live full time in Wales.
However after a lifetime in politics i am also aware that public opinion is against anything that looks like an open doors policy. Its no good being right if we don’t win elections and so get the chance to change things. My party Labour will do its best to find a way through on this and i shall vote as the experts on our frontbench advise.
All best wishes
Thanks for your email and the work that your group is doing.
Naturally, I support your objectives, particularly at a time when so many civil rights ,including those of refugees, are in peril in our country.
I regret to say, however, that I’m unlikely to be able to take an active part in Lords’s proceedings for some time to come.[ Sensitive data redacted] ….. my attendance in Parliament is extremely limited. I’m sure you will understand the constraintse
I am sure that my Labour colleagues will put strong emphasis on sustaining civilised standards in their consideration of the Bill.
Dear Ms Dunn
Thank you for your email.
I will consider your points carefully as I listen to the debates and possibly speak in them. This is a very complex issues and there are some serious national security concerns that will have to be addressed.
I suspect that your 10,000 figure is a considerable underestimate even on a yearly basis, and even the natural and welcome hospitality of Wales may be stretched unless these issues are addressed by the international community.
Dear Ailsa Dunn
Many thanks for your e-mail relating to the Nationality and Borders Bill. I salute your work in projecting Wales as a Nation of Sanctuary and working to attain those objectives.
I have been unable to participate in discussion on legislation during January after proving positive with Covid a few weeks ago. I am now slowly working my way back into the fray.
As you may know, votes on amendments are not taken in the House of Lords at Committee Stage but rather at Report Stage which follows. I assume that the amendments to which you refer will be discussed in principle shortly but will be re-tabled – possibly with fine-tuning arising out of the Committee Stage debate – and will be pressed to a vote, if necessary, at that stage. I shall do my best to be there at that crucial juncture, to support the changes you mention. If you would care to let me know which of my colleagues is working most closely with you on these matters, I shall do my best to keep in touch with him/her on the likely timetable for such votes.
Thank you again and best wishes for the success of your work.
Thank you for contacting meI don’t feel able to lead on an amendment as I haven’t had an involvement in the Bill to date.But I would support an amendment laid by another Peer, so please keep me in mind and let me know who will lead on this. Also, it would be helpful to have ‘chapter and verse’ form Welsh Government over exactly their wishes re amending the Bill. Many thanks again,This is important With best wishes,Ilora