Members of the Lords begin their detailed check of the Nationality and Borders Bill in committee stage on Thursday 27 January. Here's the link to the page that explains the proceedings. A link to Parliament TV is included: https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2021/december-2021/lords-debates-nationality-and-borders-bill/
Today the ILPA issued a new statement in support of the positive nationality changes benefitting BOTC's and others. We are happy they have put their weight behind adding in the Chagossian BOTC/BIOT children of descent. Apart from our own part in the BOTC campaign, we have worked very hard with the Chagossian groups to get it to this point. We are not prepared to leave them behind and will fight their corner where we can. We hope & pray we will get across the finish line there
The first day of the House of Lords Committee stage starts on Thursday 27 January 2022 Meeting starts at 11.00 am. You can use the online TV (House of Lords) link to watch the proceedings. A total of five days has been allocated. I will add the links under each day for the Parliament TV session as and when they become available. Day & Dates: Thursday 27th January 2022: Link: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/cc9ef8b0-e988-4b99-8f6e-19cf6e695d0e Tuesday 1st February 2022:
Today, Wednesday 5 January 2022, the 2nd reading took place in the House of Lords for the Nationality and Borders Bill. We are grateful to Baroness Ruth Lister for acknowledging the hard work done by our campaign (Trent & Dave) to correct the historic injustice that denies British Overseas Territories and British citizenship by descent to black children of British overseas territories fathers and mothers born under specific circumstances. See the summary of the issues below.
The Nationality and Borders bill is scheduled to have its second reading in the House of Lords on Wednesday 5 January 2022. From there it will move to the committee stage approximately two weeks later, continuing its journey in that place. You can follow the bill's progress on the UK Parliament website. Debates and the committee stages are televised on Parliament TV. The lead Home Office Minister is Baroness Susan Williams. Here's the link to the House of Lords page dedicated