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    (1E)  

Event 5 occurs if the Secretary of State gives the superintendent registrar

 

notice that the duty under section 31(2) is applicable.

 

    (1F)  

The Secretary of State may give a notice for that purpose only if—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State has given the superintendent registrar the section

 

43 notice,

 

(b)    

that notice is of a decision to investigate whether the referred marriage

 

is a sham,

 

(c)    

the Secretary of State has given the superintendent registrar the section

 

45 notice, and

 

(d)    

that notice is of a decision that one or both of the parties to the referred

 

marriage have not complied with the investigation.’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  66,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(5)  

In this paragraph—

 

“70 day period” has the same meaning as in section 45 of the 2014 Act;

 

“relevant statutory period” has the same meaning as in section 43 of the

 

2014 Act;

 

“section 43 notice” means notice under section 43(7) of the 2014 Act;

 

“section 45 notice” means notice under section 45(6) of the 2014 Act.’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  69,  line  7,  leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert—

 

    ‘(1)  

Section 35 (marriage in registration district in which neither party resides) is

 

amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (1A) and (1B).

 

    (1A)  

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

In a case where one or both of the persons to be married (“the couple”)

 

are not relevant nationals, a superintendent registrar may issue a

 

certificate for the solemnization of a marriage in a qualifying church

 

or chapel, notwithstanding that it is not within a registration district in

 

which either of the couple resides.

 

(3B)    

In subsection (3A) “qualifying church or chapel” means a church or

 

chapel which is not the usual place of worship of the couple but in

 

which it would be possible—

 

(a)    

(if section 5(3)(a) were disregarded) for the marriage of the

 

couple to be solemnized in accordance with section 5(1)(a)

 

(marriage after publication of banns), or

 

(b)    

(if section 5(3)(b) were disregarded) for the marriage of the

 

couple to be solemnized in accordance with section 5(1)(c)

 

(marriage on authority of common licence).”.

 

    (1B)  

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(6)    

Where a marriage is intended to be solemnized on the authority of

 

certificates of a superintendent registrar issued under subsection (3A),

 

each notice of marriage given to the superintendent registrar and each

 

certificate issued by the superintendent registrar shall state, in addition

 

to the description of the church or chapel in which the marriage is to

 

be solemnized, that it would be possible for the marriage of the couple

 

to be solemnized in that church or chapel after the publication of banns


 
 

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or on the authority of a common licence (if section 5(3) were

 

disregarded).”.’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  69,  line  23,  leave out ‘national’ and insert ‘citizen’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  71,  line  3,  first column, leave out from beginning to ‘is’ in line 9

 

and insert—

 

‘(a) The usual address of each

  
 

party to the proposed civil

  
 

partnership

  
 

(b) If the usual address of a

  
 

party’.

  
 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  72,  line  1,  leave out from beginning to end of line 3.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  72,  line  16,  leave out ‘been married or formed a civil partnership’

 

and insert ‘formed a civil partnership or been married’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  72,  line  18,  leave out ‘marriage or civil partnership’ and insert

 

‘civil partnership or marriage’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  72,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

If subsection (2) or (3) applies to the notice, and the notice is not accompanied by

 

the specified evidence required by that subsection, the notice must be

 

accompanied by—

 

(a)    

specified photographs (within the meaning of section 8A) of each of the

 

parties to the proposed civil partnership;

 

(b)    

the usual address of each party to the proposed civil partnership;

 

(c)    

specified evidence that the usual address of a party provided in

 

accordance with paragraph (b) is that party’s usual address; and

 

(d)    

if the usual address of a party provided in accordance with paragraph (b)

 

is outside the United Kingdom, an address in the United Kingdom at

 

which that party can be contacted by post.’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  73,  line  20,  after ‘(6)’ insert ‘or 9A(5A)’.


 
 

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Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  73,  line  24,  after ‘(6)’ insert ‘or 9A(5A)’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  73,  line  28,  leave out ‘or 8A’ and insert ‘, 8A or 9A’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  73,  line  41,  leave out ‘8 or 8A’ and insert ‘8A or 9A’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  74,  line  40,  leave out ‘(2) to (4)’ and insert ‘(4) or (5A)’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  76,  line  1,  after ‘(3)’ insert ‘in relation to a party to the proposed

 

civil partnership’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  76,  line  3,  leave out from ‘that’ to second ‘is’ in line 4 and insert

 

‘that party to the proposed civil partnership’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  77,  line  6,  leave out from ‘apply’ to end of line 16 and insert

 

‘unless and until one of the following events occurs.

 

    (1A)  

Event 1 occurs if—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State gives the registration authority or authorities the

 

section 43notice, and

 

(b)    

that notice is of a decision not to investigate whether the referred civil

 

partnership is a sham.

 

    (1B)  

Event 2 occurs if—

 

(a)    

the relevant statutory period ends, and

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State has not given the registration authority or

 

authorities the section 43 notice.

 

    (1C)  

Event 3 occurs if—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State gives the registration authority or authorities the

 

section 43 notice,

 

(b)    

that notice is of a decision to investigate whether the referred civil

 

partnership is a sham,

 

(c)    

the Secretary of State gives the registration authority or authorities the

 

section 45 notice, and

 

(d)    

that notice is of a decision that both of the parties to the referred civil

 

partnership have complied with the investigation.

 

    (1D)  

Event 4 occurs if—

 

(a)    

the 70 day period ends, and

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State has not given the registration authority or

 

authorities the section 45 notice.


 
 

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    (1E)  

Event 5 occurs if the Secretary of State gives the registration authority or

 

authorities notice that the duty under section 14(1) is applicable.

 

    (1F)  

The Secretary of State may give a notice for that purpose only if—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State has given the registration authority or authorities

 

the section 43 notice,

 

(b)    

that notice is of a decision to investigate whether the referred civil

 

partnership is a sham,

 

(c)    

the Secretary of State has given the registration authority or authorities

 

the section 45 notice, and

 

(d)    

that notice is of a decision that one or both of the parties to the referred

 

civil partnership have not complied with the investigation.’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Schedule  4,  page  77,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(5)  

In this paragraph—

 

“70 day period” has the same meaning as in section 45 of the 2014 Act;

 

“relevant statutory period” has the same meaning as in section 43 of the

 

2014 Act;

 

“section 43 notice” means notice under section 43(8) of the 2014 Act;

 

“section 45 notice” means notice under section 45(6) of the 2014 Act.’.

 


 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Clause  48,  page  38,  line  3,  leave out from ‘person’ to end of line 6.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

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Clause  48,  page  38,  line  32,  leave out from beginning to end of line 33.

 


 

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’.


 
 

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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’.

 

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


 
 

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(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.

 

(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

 

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


 
 

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(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.

 

60ZC  

Section 60ZB: supplementary

 

(1)    

An agreement under section 60ZB may at any time be varied or

 

terminated—

 

(a)    

by the Secretary of State, or

 

(b)    

by the Ombudsman, with the consent of the Secretary of State.

 

(2)    

Before making an order under section 60ZB the Secretary of State must

 

consult the Ombudsman and such persons as the Secretary of State thinks

 

appropriate.

 

(3)    

An agreement or order under section 60ZB may provide for payment by

 

the Secretary of State to or in respect of the Ombudsman.

 

(4)    

An agreement or order under section 60ZB must relate only to the

 

exercise of enforcement functions—

 

(a)    

wholly in Northern Ireland, or

 

(b)    

partly in Northern Ireland and partly in another part of the United

 

Kingdom.

 

(5)    

An agreement or order under section 60ZB must relate only to the

 

exercise of enforcement functions on or after the day on which the

 

agreement or order is made.

 

(6)    

An agreement or order under section 60ZB must not provide for

 

procedures in relation to so much of any complaint or matter as relates to

 

functions conferred by or under Part 8 of the Immigration and Asylum

 

Act 1999 (detained persons & removal centres etc.).”

 


 

Domestic abuse and female genital mutilation

 

Meg Hillier

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘No charge under section 33 may be imposed for health services—

 

(a)    

relating to injuries sustained as a result of domestic abuse as defined in

 

Home Office Circular 003/2013 “New government domestic violence

 

and abuse definition”, or


 
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