Nationality and Borders Bill — Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 64A — 8 Mar 2022 at 17:21
Moved by Baroness Neuberger
64A: After Clause 56, insert the following new Clause-“Age assessments: restrictions (1) Age assessments under section 49 or 50 must only be undertaken if there is significant reason to doubt the age of the age-disputed person.(2) A person conducting age assessments under section 49 or 50 must be a local authority social worker.(3) Age assessments must be undertaken in accordance with the Association of Directors of Children’s Services Age Assessment Guidance or equivalent guidance in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.(4) When an age assessment is conducted, a process must be used that allows for an impartial multi-agency approach, drawing on a range of expertise, including from-(a) health professionals,(b) psychologists,(c) teachers,(d) foster parents,(e) youth workers,(f) advocates,(g) guardians, and(h) social workers.(5) When making regulations under section 51, the Secretary of State must not specify scientific methods unless the Secretary of State receives written approval from the relevant medical, dental and scientific professional bodies that the method is both ethical and accurate beyond reasonable doubt for assessing a person’s age.(6) Any organisation developed to oversee age assessments must be independent of the Home Office.(7) The standard of proof for an age assessment is reasonable degree of likelihood.”
Ayes 232, Noes 162.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Lord Patten of Barnes||Con||aye|
|Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Curry of Kirkharle||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Green of Deddington||Crossbench||no|
|Baroness Fox of Buckley||Non-affiliated||no|
|Baroness Stowell of Beeston||Non-affiliated (front bench)||no|