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Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


Immigration Bill, As Amended




This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any


withdrawn amendments at the end.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


order in which they relate to the Bill.



New Clause


Yvette Cooper


Tim Farron


Stuart C. McDonald


Caroline Lucas


Mr Alistair Carmichael




Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—



“Extended criteria for refugees joining refugee sponsors



Rules made by the Secretary of State under section 3 of the Immigration Act


1971, shall make provision for persons outside the United Kingdom to apply for


family reunion with persons recognised as refugees in the United Kingdom, or


granted humanitarian protection in the United Kingdom on or after 30 August


2005, who are their children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, spouses, civil


or unmarried partners or siblings.



Rules made under subsection (1) may—


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make provision for dependants of the persons therein mentioned;



make provision for a person who the Secretary of State is satisfied was


a dependant of the refugee or person granted humanitarian protection or


a member of their household at the time the refugee or person granted


humanitarian protection left the country of his habitual residence;



restrict provision for siblings applying to join family in the UK to those


who have not formed their own independent family unit outside of the





Family members seeking leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom must—



be applicants who would not be excluded from protection by virtue of


article 1F of the United Nations Convention and Protocol relating to the


Status of Refugees if he were to seek asylum in his own right;



be applicants who would not be excluded from humanitarian protection


for any reason in the immigration rules in the United Kingdom.


Member’s explanatory statement


This amendment would allow those separated from their family, and who have refugee or


humanitarian protection status in the UK, to sponsor family members beyond spouses or under-18


children to join them. It would also remedy an anomaly that prevents children with refugee status


in the UK from sponsoring their parents to join them.




Gavin Robinson


Lady Hermon


Ian Paisley


Jim Shannon


David Simpson


Sammy Wilson


Mr Nigel Dodds




Clause  59,  page  50,  line  18,  leave out subsection (2).



Mr Alistair Carmichael




Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  8,  page  119,  line  21,  at end insert—



The Immigration Act 1971 is amended as follows.



After section 3(9) (general provisions for regulation and control) insert—



In making rules under subsection (2), the Secretary of State must have


regard to the following.



Rules must provide for persons seeking asylum, within the meaning of


the rules, to apply to the Secretary of State for permission to take up


employment (including self-employment and voluntary work) and that


permission must be granted if—



a decision has not been taken on the applicant’s asylum


application within six months of the date on which it was


recorded, or


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an individual makes further submissions which raise asylum


grounds and a decision on that fresh claim or to refuse to treat


such further submissions as a fresh claim has not been taken


within six months of the date on which they were recorded.



Permission for a person seeking asylum to take up employment shall be


on terms no less favourable than those upon which permission is granted


to a person recognised as a refugee to take up employment.””



Order of the House [13 October 2015]


That the following provisions shall apply to the Immigration Bill:





The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.


Proceedings in Public Bill Committee



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


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



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


which it meets.


Consideration and Third Reading



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.



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


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



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


proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.


Other proceedings



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.




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