Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the United Kingdom) Bill (HC Bill 62)




Make provision to exclude from the United Kingdom foreign nationals found
guilty of a criminal offence committed in the United Kingdom.

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 Exclusion from the United Kingdom

(1) Notwithstanding any provision of the European Communities Act 1972, or any
other enactment, the Secretary of State must make provision in regulations for
any foreign national convicted in any court of law of a qualifying offence to be
5excluded from the United Kingdom.

(2) Regulations shall provide for—

(a) the removal of an individual excluded under subsection (1) from the
United Kingdom, where this is not already provided for in law,

(b) the removal of any right to remain in the United Kingdom from an
10individual excluded under subsection (1), and

(c) measures to prevent an individual excluded under subsection (1) from
entering the United Kingdom.

(3) Regulations under this section shall be—

(a) made by statutory instrument, and

(b) 15may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by
resolution of either House of Parliament.

(4) In this section—

  • “any court of law” shall mean any court of law within the United

  • 20“foreign national” shall mean a person who is not a British citizen,

  • “qualfying offence” shall mean any offence for which a term of
    imprisonment may be imposed by a court of law.

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2 Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be cited as the Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the
United Kingdom) Act 2013.

(2) This Act comes into force on whatever day the Secretary of State appoints by
5order made by statutory instrument.