United Kingdom Borders Bill (HC Bill 59)




Allow subjects of Her Majesty’s realms to enter the United Kingdom through
a dedicated channel at international terminals, to ensure that all points of
entry to the United Kingdom at airports, ports and terminals display
prominently a portrait of Her Majesty as Head of State, the Union Flag and
other national symbols; to rename and re-establish the UK Border Agency as
‘Her Majesty’s Border Police’; and to enhance the Agency’s powers to protect
and defend the borders of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Requirements at airports, ports and terminals in the United Kingdom

(1) All points of entry to the United Kingdom are to be provided with and display
prominently a portrait of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State, along with
the Union Flag and other recognised national symbols.

(2) 5A dedicated channel of entry for citizens of Her Majesty’s realms is to be
provided at all border entry points.

2 Renaming and re-establishment of the UK Border Agency

(1) The ‘UK Border Agency’ is to be renamed and re-established as ‘Her Majesty’s
Border Police’.

(2) 10A new uniform is to be created for all front line Her Majesty’s Border Police
Staff incorporating aspects of existing Police dress.

3 Enhanced powers for Her Majesty’s Border Police

(1) The Secretary of State shall make orders modifying existing legislation to
increase the powers of Her Majesty’s Border Police.

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(2) Any power to make an order under this Act is exercisable by statutory

(3) A statutory instrument containing an order under this section may not be
made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a
5resolution of each House of Parliament.

4 Financial provisions

There is to be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a) any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of this Act by the Secretary of
State, and

(b) 10any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable under any other Act
out of money so provided.

5 Short Title, commencement and extent

(1) This Act may be cited as the United Kingdom Borders Act 2013.

(2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with
15the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act extends to England and Wales, and Scotland and Northern Ireland.