Immigration Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) — 21 Mar 2016 at 23:13
Moved by Lord Dubs
122: After Clause 63, insert the following new Clause-
“Protection of locally engaged staff
(1) This section applies to staff who formerly worked for Her Majesty’s Government in Iraq or Afghanistan-
(a) as direct employees of the United Kingdom armed forces or the Ministry of Defence;
(b) on letters of appointment from a British Embassy;
(c) as direct employees of the Department for International Development or the British Council; or
(d) as contracted staff who worked as part of Her Majesty’s Government’s programmes, projects and operations.
(2) Persons falling into the categories in subsection (1) and who satisfy the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees that they meet the criteria of the 1951 Refugee Convention are eligible for resettlement in the United Kingdom under the United Kingdom’s Gateway Protection Programme.
(3) Persons falling into the categories in subsection (1) may apply for a visa to come to the United Kingdom for the purpose of the United Kingdom determining their claim for asylum.
(4) Such persons may be accompanied by-
(a) their spouse or civil partner;
(b) any of their children under the age of 18 who are not leading independent lives; and
(c) any of their parents and grandparents who are over 65 and their respective spouses and civil partners.”
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