Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] 2021-22

make provision for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to be granted to the family members of refugees and of people granted humanitarian protection; and to provide for legal aid to be made available in such cases

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

What is this Bill?

The Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] is a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Baroness Ludford.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 08 June 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an Member of the House of Lords (Baroness Ludford), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

Lords Private Members' Bills can be tabled by any member, at any time during the Session. A number of Lords may win ballot slots to receive precedence in the Lords.

So is this going to become a law?

Lords PMBs are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

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Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: 10 Sep 2021 - 2nd reading (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

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Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
Briefing paper