It seems that the specific amendment listed was not moved for debate. Click on this link
and then scroll a couple of lines up.
Mind you, as I had mentioned earlier, it is Report stage that matters in the Lords. And I disagree with avjones
. There is a reasonable chance that the Lords could accept the proposed amendment at Report stage, if proposed. The House of Lords is not controlled by the government as completely as the Commons and can and does propose changes that the government does not like.
It would help if the amendments are proposed or at least supported by the non-party cross-bench peers. That way,the measure is seen as politically neutral and is more likely to be acceptable to the party peers. Besides, as experts in the fields they work in, cross-bench peers are highly respected inside and outside the House of Lords.
It is however the Commons, as the democratically elected chamber, which will have the final say. If they feel very strongly about a change, the Lords may send the proposal back to the Commons a second time, but if the Commons says no twice, the Lords back off.
I am not a lawyer or immigration advisor. My statements/comments do not constitute legal advice. E&OE. Please do not PM me for advice. Being a Respected Guru does not mean I know more, it just means I can google better. Google knows it all.