MPs consider Lords amendments to Immigration Bill

25 April 2016

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the Immigration Bill on Monday 25 April 2016.

The Commons disagreed with Lords Amendments 59, 60, 84, 85 and 87.  MPs proposed amendments in lieu of Lords amendments 84 and 85.

The Commons agreed the following Reasons for disagreeing to Lords amendments 59, 60 and 87.

"The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment 59 for the following Reason: Because appropriate measures which govern asylum seekers’ ability to work are already in place.

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment 60 for the following Reason: Because appropriate measures to ensure the protection of overseas domestic workers can be put in place using existing legislative powers.

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment 87 for the following Reason: Because it would involve a charge on public funds, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed sufficient."

Lords Amendments 1 to 58, 61 to 83, 86 and 88 to 254 were agreed to.

What happens next?

The Commons Reasons for disagreeing to Lords amendments 59, 60 and 87, and Commons amendments in lieu of Lords amendments 84 and 85 will now be considered by the House of Lords.

Related information

Summary of the Bill

A Bill To make provision about the law on immigration and asylum; to make provision about access to services, facilities, licences and work by reference to immigration status; to make provision about the Director of Labour Market Enforcement; to make provision about language requirements for public sector workers; to make provision about fees for passports and civil registration; and for connected purposes.

Progress of the Bill

This Government Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 17 September 2015. It had its Second Reading on 13 October 2015.

The Bill completed its Committee stage on 17 November 2015. Remaining Commons stages were debated in the Commons on 1 December 2015. The Bill then went to the House of Lords for consideration.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers on the Immigration Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

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Lords Amendments

When a Bill has passed through third reading in both Houses it is returned to the first House (where it started) for the second House's amendments (proposals for change) to be considered.

Both Houses must agree on the exact wording of the Bill. There is no set time period between the Third Reading of a Bill and consideration of any Commons or Lords amendments.

What happens after consideration of amendments?

Once the Commons and Lords agree on the final version of the Bill, it can receive Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament (the proposals of the Bill now become law).

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