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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 20 October 2015

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Immigration Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee.

 


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on (Standing Order 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.30 am on Tuesday 20

 

October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 20 October; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 22 October;

 

(c)  

at 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 27 October;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 29 October;

 

(e)  

at 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 3 November;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 5 November;

 

(g)  

at 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 10 November;

 

(h)  

at 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 17 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 20 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

Still Human, Still Here; the

 
  

10.15 am

Refugee Council; Scottish

 
   

Refugee Council

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

The Migration Advisory

 
  

10.45 am

Committee

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

The Recruitment and

 
  

11.25 am

Employment Confederation; the

 
   

National Association of

 
   

Licensing and Enforcement

 
   

Officers; Focus on Labour

 
   

Exploitation

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

The Confederation of British

 
  

2.30 pm

Industry

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

Migration Watch UK

 
  

3.00 pm

  
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

National Landlords Association;

 
  

3.45 pm

the Residential Landlords

 
   

Association; the British Bankers

 
   

Association

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

The Metropolitan Police;

 
  

4.15 pm

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough

 
   

Council

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

The Children’s Society; Coram

 
  

5.00 pm

Children’s Legal Centre; the

 
   

Office of the Children’s

 
   

Commissioner

 
 

Thursday 22 October

Until no later

The Immigration Law

 
  

than 1.00 pm

Practitioners’ Association;

 
   

Manjit Gill Q.C., Colin Yeo,

 
   

barrister; the Detention Forum;

 
   

Migrants’ Rights Network

 
 

Thursday 22 October

Until no later

The Local Government

 
  

than 2.45 pm

Association; the Association of

 
   

Directors of Children’s Services

 
 

Thursday 22 October

Until no later

The UNHCR; the British Red

 
  

than 3.30 pm

Cross

 
 

Thursday 22 October

Until no later

The Joint Council for the

 
  

than 4.30 pm

Welfare of Immigrants;

 
   

Amnesty International; the

 
   

Equality and Human Rights

 
   

Commission; Liberty

 

 
 

Public Bill Committee: 20 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 10; Schedule 1; Clause 11; Schedule 2; Clauses

 

12 to 18; Schedule 3; Clauses 19 to 27; Schedule 4; Clauses 28 and 29;

 

Schedule 5; Clauses 30 to 34; Schedule 6; Clause 35; Schedule 7; Clause 36;

 

Schedule 8; Clauses 37 to 50; Schedule 9; new Clauses; new Schedules;

 

Clauses 51 to 56; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 17 November.

 

James Brokenshire has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of

 

the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Richard Fuller

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Detention of persons – exempted persons

 

In paragraph 16 of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971 after subsection (4)

 

insert —

 

“(5)    

A person may not be detained under this paragraph if they are a member of one

 

or more of the following groups of person—

 

(a)    

Pregnant women;

 

(b)    

Victims of trafficking;

 

(c)    

Victims of torture;

 

(d)    

Victims of sexual violence;

 

(e)    

Any other group as may be prescribed by the Secretary of State.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide that pregnant women, victims of trafficking, torture and sexual

 

violence, and any other group prescribed by the Secretary of State, may not be detained pending

 

an examination or decision by an immigration officer.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 20 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Fuller

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Time limit on detention

 

In paragraph 16 of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971 after subsection (4)

 

insert—

 

“(5)    

Subject to regulations under subsection (6), a person detained under this

 

paragraph must be released on bail in accordance with Schedule 5 to the

 

Immigration Act 2016 after no later than the twenty-eighth day following that on

 

which the person was detained.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision to vary by category of

 

person the time limit under subsection (5).””

 

 

Order of the House [13 October 2015]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Immigration Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 17 November 2015.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 15 October:

 

NC2

 


 

 

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