Illegal Migration Act 2023: Northern Ireland

Home Office written question – answered am ar 23 Mai 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Lord Reid of Cardowan Lord Reid of Cardowan Llafur

To ask His Majesty's Government what is their response to the judgment of the High Court of Northern Ireland which ordered the disapplication of provisions of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Lord Sharpe of Epsom Lord Sharpe of Epsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government is considering the judgment carefully before deciding on next steps.

The Government has consistently made clear that the provisions in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement referred to in the Windsor Framework were developed specifically against the background of Northern Ireland's unique circumstances. They do not concern and should not be brought into the complex legal debate concerning illegal migration. The Government will take all steps to defend that position, including through appeal.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.