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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 12 November 2013

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Immigration Bill


 

[NiNth AND TenTH Sittings]


 

Meg Hillier

 

Withdrawn  97

 

Clause  34,  page  28,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

NHS charging provisions may make reference to the need to safeguard public

 

health with particular reference to the prevention of infectious diseases, maternal

 

death and infant mortality for those persons who require leave to enter or remain

 

in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 35 to 42 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Helen Jones

 

Phil Wilson

 

Withdrawn  98

 

Clause  43,  page  34,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

In the absence of a referral under paragraphs (1)(a) or (b) of this section, the

 

Secretary of State may decide to investigate.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 44 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  60

 

Clause  45,  page  35,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

A relevant party must comply with a requirement specified in regulations made

 

under section 46(4) if—


 
 

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(a)    

the section 43 notice given to the relevant party states that he or she must

 

do so, or

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State subsequently notifies the relevant party (orally or

 

in writing) that he or she must do so;

 

    

and the relevant party must comply with that requirement in the manner stated in

 

the section 43 notice or in the Secretary of State’s notification (if such a manner

 

is stated there).’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  61

 

Clause  45,  page  36,  line  31,  leave out from ‘by’ to end of line 32 and insert ‘or in

 

accordance with—

 

(a)    

subsection (2A);’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  62

 

Clause  46,  page  36,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

notice that a relevant party may be required to comply with one or more

 

requirements imposed by the Secretary of State subsequently in

 

accordance with section 45(2A); and’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  63

 

Clause  46,  page  37,  line  11,  leave out from ‘regulations,’ to end of line 12 and

 

insert ‘specify requirements relating to the conduct of investigations which may be

 

imposed on a relevant party by the section 43 notice or by the Secretary of State

 

subsequently in accordance with section 45(2A).’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  64

 

Clause  46,  page  37,  line  13,  leave out ‘impose’ and insert ‘specify’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  65

 

Clause  46,  page  37,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(za)    

a requirement to make contact with a particular person or description of

 

persons in a particular way (including by telephoning a particular

 

number) within a particular time period;’.

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Helen Jones

 

Phil Wilson

 

Withdrawn  96

 

Clause  46,  page  37,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

Requirements made under this section must have due regard to—

 

(a)    

the existence of any childcare responsibilities or arrangements; and

 

(b)    

the existence of any responsibilities as a carer.’.


 
 

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Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 47 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  66

 

Schedule  4,  page  59,  line  14,  leave out ‘(2) to (4)’ and insert ‘(4) or (5A)’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  67

 

Schedule  4,  page  60,  line  7,  first column, leave out from beginning to ‘is’ in line 13

 

and insert—

 

‘(a) The usual address of each

  
 

party to the proposed marriage

  
 

(b) If the usual address of a

  
 

party’.

  
 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  68

 

Schedule  4,  page  61,  line  6,  leave out from beginning to end of line 8.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  69

 

Schedule  4,  page  62,  line  12,  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 27E) of each of the

 

parties to the proposed marriage;

 

(b)    

the usual address of each party to the proposed marriage;

 

(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

 

Agreed to  70

 

Schedule  4,  page  62,  line  41,  after ‘(6)’ insert ‘or 28C(5A)’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  71

 

Schedule  4,  page  62,  line  45,  after ‘(6)’ insert ‘or 28C(5A)’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  72

 

Schedule  4,  page  63,  line  3,  leave out ‘or 27E’ and insert ‘, 27E or 28C’.


 
 

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Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  73

 

Schedule  4,  page  63,  line  16,  leave out ‘or 27E’ and insert ‘, 27E or 28C’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  74

 

Schedule  4,  page  64,  line  27,  after ‘(3)’ insert ‘in relation to a party to the proposed

 

marriage’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  75

 

Schedule  4,  page  64,  line  29,  leave out from ‘that’ to second ‘is’ in line 30 and

 

insert ‘that party to the proposed marriage’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  76

 

Schedule  4,  page  65,  line  36,  leave out from ‘apply’ to end of line 2 on page 66 and

 

insert ‘unless and until one of the following events occurs.

 

    (1A)  

Event 1 occurs if—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State gives the superintendent registrar the section

 

43notice, and

 

(b)    

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

 

marriage is a sham.

 

    (1B)  

Event 2 occurs if—

 

(a)    

the relevant statutory period ends, and

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State has not given the superintendent registrar the

 

section 43 notice.

 

    (1C)  

Event 3 occurs if—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State gives 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 gives the superintendent registrar the section 45

 

notice, and

 

(d)    

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

 

marriage 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 superintendent registrar the

 

section 45 notice.

 

    (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.’.


 
 

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Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  77

 

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

 

Agreed to  78

 

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

 

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

 

disregarded).”.’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  79

 

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

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  80

 

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

 

and insert—


 
 

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‘(a) The usual address of each

  
 

party to the proposed civil

  
 

partnership

  
 

(b) If the usual address of a

  
 

party’.

  
 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  81

 

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

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  82

 

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

 

Agreed to  83

 

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

 

‘civil partnership or marriage’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  84

 

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

 

Agreed to  85

 

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

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  86

 

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

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  87

 

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

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  88

 

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


 
 

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Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  89

 

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

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  90

 

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

 

civil partnership’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Agreed to  91

 

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

 

Agreed to  92

 

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.

 

    (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.’.


 
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