Session 2013 - 14
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Public Bill Committee: 5 November 2013                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

John Robertson

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  27,  page  23,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

the responsibility for agents to inform landlords, where the agent takes

 

over management of the property, that an agreement should be made over

 

the responsible party for immigration checks.’.

 


 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Clause  29,  page  25,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

If the draft of an instrument containing an order under or in connection with this

 

Chapter would, apart from this subsection, be a hybrid instrument for the

 

purposes of the standing orders of either House of Parliament, it is to proceed in

 

that House as if it were not a hybrid instrument.’.

 


 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

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Clause  33,  page  27,  line  24,  after ‘charge’, insert ‘for—

 

(i)    

holders of tier 4 student visas and student visitor visas;

 

(ii)    

a person who has made National Insurance payments for two

 

financial years; and

 

(iii)    

other groups that the Secretary of State may specify in the

 

order.’.

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Meg Hillier

 

54

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  33,  page  27,  line  24,  after ‘charge’, insert ‘for those needing treatment for

 

HIV, TB and other communicable diseases as agreed by the Secretary of State for wider

 

public health benefit.’.

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Meg Hillier

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  33,  page  27,  line  24,  after ‘charge’, insert ‘including but not limited to—

 

(i)    

applicants for a Tier 4 visa holding a certificate of acceptance of

 

studies issued by an authority-funded educational institution;

 

and

 

(ii)    

applicants for student visitor visas for a period longer than six

 

months.’.

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Meg Hillier

 

55

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  33,  page  27,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

exempt pregnant women from the charge.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 5 November 2013                  

31

 

Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Helen Jones

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Phil Wilson

 

51

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  33,  page  27,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

    

‘The Government shall, 12 months from Royal Assent of this Act, lay before the

 

House a report on the sums collected under this section and the expenditure

 

thereof.’.

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Meg Hillier

 

58

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  33,  page  27,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘“authority-funded” has the meaning given by Regulation 4(a) of the

 

Education (Student Support and European University Institute)

 

(Amendment) Regulations 2013.’.

 


 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  8,  page  93,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (c.19)

 

            

In section 8(7) of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc)

 

Act 2004 (claimant’s credibility; definitions), in paragraph (d) of the definition

 

of “immigration decision”, omit “(1)(a), (b), (ba) or (c)”.’.

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

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Schedule  8,  page  95,  line  39,  after ‘rules’, insert ‘by a senior officer independent of

 

the original decision’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

48

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  8,  page  103,  line  19,  after ‘52(2)’, insert ‘(apart from paragraph 5(3)(d)

 

of Schedule 5 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999)’.

 


 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

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Clause  63,  page  48,  line  16,  leave out from ‘subsection’ to end of line 17, and insert

 

‘may not be made unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each

 

House of Parliament’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 5 November 2013                  

32

 

Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Clause  63,  page  48,  line  22,  after ‘purposes’ insert ‘or areas’.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Consultation with the devolved administrations

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Helen Jones

 

Phil Wilson

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Prior to the implementation of sections 15 to 32 the Secretary of State shall

 

consult with the Scottish Government, the Northern Ireland Executive, and the

 

Welsh Government on the implementation and principles of these sections.’.

 


 

Pilot of residential housing provisions

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Helen Jones

 

Phil Wilson

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Sections 15 to 32 shall not come into force until—

 

(a)    

a pilot of these measures has been undertaken in—

 

(i)    

one London borough;

 

(ii)    

one local authority in a county in England;

 

(iii)    

one local authority in a county in Wales;

 

(iv)    

one local authority in a county in Scotland; and

 

(v)    

one local authority in a county in Northern Ireland.

 

(2)    

Each pilot shall last for a period of six months.

 

(3)    

At the conclusion of each pilot, the Secretary of State must prepare and publish a

 

report and must lay a copy of the report before Parliament.

 

(4)    

Each report shall contain an evaluation of the effects of sections 15 to 32 on the

 

level of discrimination in the private rental housing sector.

 

(5)    

A Minister of the Crown must, not later than three months after the report has

 

been laid before Parliament, make a motion in the House of Commons in relation

 

to the report.


 
 

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

(6)    

If a motion under subsection (5) has been approved by the House of Commons,

 

the provisions of sections 15 to 32 come into force on whatever day or days the

 

Secretary of State appoints by order made by statutory instrument.’.

 


 

Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

nc3

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

After section 60ZA of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 insert—

 

“60ZB

Immigration and customs enforcement functions

 

(1)    

The Ombudsman and the Secretary of State may enter into an agreement

 

to establish, in relation to the exercise of specified enforcement functions

 

by relevant officials, procedures which correspond to or are similar to

 

any of those established by virtue of this Part.

 

(2)    

Where no such procedures are in force in relation to a particular kind of

 

relevant official, the Secretary of State may by order establish such

 

procedures in relation to the exercise of specified enforcement functions

 

by that kind of relevant official.

 

(3)    

“Relevant officials” means—

 

(a)    

immigration officers and other officials of the Secretary of State

 

exercising functions relating to immigration or asylum;

 

(b)    

designated customs officials, and officials of the Secretary of

 

State, exercising customs functions (within the meaning of Part

 

1 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009);

 

(c)    

the Director of Border Revenue exercising customs revenue

 

functions (within the meaning of that Part of that Act), and

 

persons exercising such functions of the Director;

 

(d)    

persons providing services pursuant to arrangements relating to

 

the discharge of a function within paragraph (a), (b), or (c).

 

(4)    

“Enforcement functions” includes, in particular—

 

(a)    

powers of entry,

 

(b)    

powers to search persons or property,

 

(c)    

powers to seize or detain property,

 

(d)    

powers to arrest persons,

 

(e)    

powers to detain persons, and

 

(f)    

powers to examine persons or otherwise to obtain information

 

(including powers to take fingerprints or to acquire other

 

personal data).

 

(5)    

“Specified” means specified in an agreement under subsection (1) or an

 

order under subsection (2).

 

(6)    

“Immigration officer” means a person appointed under paragraph 1(1) of

 

Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971.


 
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