Conference believes that:
a) The programme of mass deportation of the Windrush
generation, and the destruction of relevant data to facilitate the
programme, arose because the individuals, well established in
British society, were the more easily located and victimised by
administrators and contractors.
b) The blame for the recent shameful Home Office approach to the
Windrush generation lies in the policy established by the Home
Secretary in office from 12th May 2010 to July 13th 2016.
Conference calls for:
1. A public enquiry into immigration policy and practice of the UK
government 1997-2018 with powers to compel the Home Office,
Cabinet Office and other UK institutions to reveal all relevant
information leading to the repeal of the offending legislation.
2. Righting wrongs perpetrated by the Home Office in each
individual case, including the full restoration of rights to
indefinite leave to remain, access to housing, healthcare, welfare,
and employment, plus the return of those wrongly deported,
and a new task force to apply justice, with access to legal aid for
victims where needed; to include the release of such individuals
currently wrongly detained and wrongly facing deportation.
3. The establishment of a system of compensation for all the
victims of the Home Office's unjust policies in line with
recommendations of Ministry of Justice appointee Martin Forde
Mover: 7 minutes; summation of motion and movers and summation of any
amendments: 4 minutes; all other speakers: 3 minutes. For eligibility and
procedure for speaking in this debate, see page 4.
The deadline for amendments to this motion - see page 6 - and for requests for
separate votes - see page 3 - is 13.00, Monday 3 September. Those selected for
debate will be printed in Saturday's Conference Daily.
11.15 Policy motion
Chair: Jenni Lang. Aide: Mary Reid. Hall Aide: James Gurling.
Saturday 15 September