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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 22 October 2015

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Immigration Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been

 

arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [20 October 2015].

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

That the Order of the Committee of 20 October be amended by making the following

 

amendments to the Table in paragraph (2)—

 

 

(1) in the second entry for Thursday 22 October, in the third column, at the end insert

 

      “; No Recourse to Public Funds Network”;

 

(2) in the third entry for that day, in the second column, for “3.30pm” substitute

 

      “3.15pm”

 

(3) in the fourth entry for that day, in the second column, for “4.30pm” substitute

 

      “4.00pm”.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

1

 

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Schedule  1,  page  49,  line  38,  leave out sub-paragraph (6) and insert—

 

    “( )  

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

Where an interim authority notice is cancelled under subsection

 

(3)(b)(ii), the licensing authority must also give a copy of the notice

 

under subsection (4) to the Secretary of State.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires a licensing authority to notify the Secretary of State of its decision to

 

cancel an interim authority notice where the Secretary of State has given notice under section


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

48(2B) of the Licensing Act 2003 that granting the interim authority notice would be prejudicial

 

to the prevention of illegal working.

 

James Brokenshire

 

2

 

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Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

In subsection (5)—

 

(a)    

omit the “and” at the end of paragraph (a);

 

(b)    

at the end of paragraph (b) insert “and

 

(c)    

the applicant having been required to pay any

 

immigration penalty,”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that a chief officer of police may have regard to an applicant being

 

required to pay an immigration penalty when considering whether granting a personal licence

 

would undermine the crime prevention objective.

 

James Brokenshire

 

3

 

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Schedule  1,  page  53,  line  11,  leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert—

 

    “( )  

In subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a)—

 

(i)    

for “applicant” substitute “licence holder”;

 

(ii)    

for “, and” substitute “which occurred before the end of the

 

application period,”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), after “relevant offence” insert “and which occurred

 

before the end of the application period”;

 

(c)    

at the end of paragraph (b) insert “and

 

(c)    

the licence holder having been required before the

 

end of the application period to pay any immigration

 

penalty,”;

 

(d)    

in the words after paragraph (b), omit “which occurred before the end

 

of the application period,”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 

James Brokenshire

 

4

 

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Schedule  1,  page  53,  line  20,  leave out “applicant” and insert “licence holder”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 5 and 6 substitute “licence holder” for “applicant” to be

 

consistent with the other amendments to section 124 of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

James Brokenshire

 

5

 

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Schedule  1,  page  53,  line  22,  leave out “applicant” and insert “licence holder”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 4.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

James Brokenshire

 

6

 

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Schedule  1,  page  53,  line  26,  leave out “applicant” and insert “licence holder”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 4.

 

James Brokenshire

 

7

 

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Schedule  1,  page  54,  line  7,  leave out sub-paragraph (6) and insert—

 

    “( )  

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

Where the authority revokes or decides not to revoke a licence under

 

subsection (4)(b)(ii) it must also notify the Secretary of State of the

 

decision and its reasons for making it.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires a licensing authority to notify the Secretary of State of its decision

 

whether or not to revoke a personal licence where the Secretary of State has served an immigration

 

objection notice under section 124(3B) of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

James Brokenshire

 

8

 

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Schedule  1,  page  56,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“          

In section 10 of the Licensing Act 2003, (sub-delegation of functions by

 

licensing committee etc), in subsection (4)(a), in sub-paragraphs (v), (vi) and

 

(x), omit “police”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes consequential amendments to section 10 of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

James Brokenshire

 

9

 

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Schedule  1,  page  57,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“          

In the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, omit sections 109(9)

 

and (10) and 111(3) and (5).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes consequential amendments to sections 109 and 111 of the Police Reform

 

and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

 

James Brokenshire

 

10

 

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Schedule  1,  page  57,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“          

The amendments of sections 13, 16, 42, 47 and 120 of the Licensing Act 2003

 

made by paragraphs 3, 4, 6, 9 and 15 respectively of this Schedule do not apply

 

in relation to applications made, or interim authority notices given, before the

 

coming into force of the respective paragraph.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes transitional provision to the effect that the amendments to sections 13, 16,

 

42, 47 and 120 of the Licensing Act 2003 do not apply in relation to applications made, or interim

 

authority notices given, before the coming into force of the respective paragraph of Schedule 1

 

making the amendment.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

James Brokenshire

 

11

 

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Schedule  2,  page  58,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

Where a person is on immigration bail within the meaning of Part 1 of

 

Schedule 5—

 

(a)    

the person is to be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) as if

 

the person had been granted leave to enter the United Kingdom, but

 

(b)    

any condition as to the person’s work in the United Kingdom to which

 

the person’s immigration bail is subject is to be treated for those

 

purposes as a condition of leave.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that individuals on immigration bail who are granted permission to work

 

in the United Kingdom are not considered illegal workers for the purposes of illegal working

 

closure notices and compliance orders. The amendment reflects the approach to immigration bail

 

taken elsewhere in the Bill – for example in new section 24B(8) of the Immigration Act 1971 as

 

inserted by clause 8.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

12

 

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Clause  12,  page  10,  line  26,  leave out “33C (offences: landlords and agents)” and

 

insert “33E (offences and eviction)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Transitional measures in the Immigration Act 2014 limited the right to rent scheme to tenancy

 

agreements entered into after the right to rent scheme had been commenced. This amendment

 

clarifies that these transitional measures do not apply to sections 33D and 33E inserted by the Bill.

 

James Brokenshire

 

13

 

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Clause  12,  page  10,  line  38,  leave out “, and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Section 37(4) of the Immigration Act 2014 makes provision for certain references in the Act to a

 

“landlord” to mean any landlord where two or more persons jointly constitute the landlord. This

 

amendment and amendments 14 and 17 amend section 37(4) to give the term “landlord” this

 

meaning in new sections 33D and 33E as inserted by clause 13.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

14

 

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Clause  13,  page  11,  line  9,  leave out “and (3)” and insert “to (3A)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 13.

 

James Brokenshire

 

15

 

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Clause  13,  page  11,  line  37,  leave out “an adult” and insert “a person”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The condition in section 33D(2) is met once the landlord has received one or more notices covering

 

all tenants, anyone else named in the agreement and anyone else occupying the premises. The

 

definition of “occupier” is amended to ensure all these persons are adequately described.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

James Brokenshire

 

16

 

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Clause  13,  page  11,  leave out lines 39 to 41 and insert—

 

“( )    

any other person who the landlord knows is occupying the premises.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 15

 

James Brokenshire

 

17

 

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Clause  13,  page  12,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

In section 37(4)(a) (provisions in which references to the landlord are to any of

 

them) after sub-paragraph (iv) (inserted by section 12(5)(b)) insert—

 

“(v)    

section 33D, and

 

(vi)    

section 33E,”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 13.

 

James Brokenshire

 

18

 

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Clause  13,  page  13,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The amendments made by subsections (4) and (5) apply in relation to a tenancy

 

or (in the case of subsection (4)) a licence entered into before or after the coming

 

into force of this section.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes clear that the provisions relating to evictions and other procedures for a

 

landlord to obtain possession of their property will apply regardless of whether the tenancy

 

agreement was entered into before or after the implementation of the Bill’s measures.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

19

 

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Clause  14,  page  13,  line  12,  after “landlord” insert “or, in the case of joint

 

landlords, one or more of them”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for a notice from the Secretary of State to be given to one or more

 

landlords where there are joint landlords.

 

James Brokenshire

 

20

 

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Clause  14,  page  15,  line  14,  after “landlord” insert “or, in the case of joint

 

landlords, one or more of them”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for a notice from the Secretary of State to be given to one or more

 

landlords where there are joint landlords.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

James Brokenshire

 

21

 

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Clause  14,  page  15,  line  39,  leave out “under an assured” and insert “which is for

 

the time being let on a protected tenancy or subject to a statutory”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is a minor drafting amendment so as to better reflect the terminology employed in the Rent

 

Act 1977, which this Clause amends.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

22

 

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Schedule  3,  page  70,  line  35,  leave out “or a court of summary jurisdiction”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 23 change the definition of “relevant appeal court” for appeals

 

in Northern Ireland. The effect is that an appeal against a decision by a court of summary

 

jurisdiction in Northern Ireland to make a freezing order is made to a county court instead of the

 

Crown Court.

 

James Brokenshire

 

23

 

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Schedule  3,  page  70,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

a county court, where the decision appealed against is a

 

decision of a court of summary jurisdiction.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 22.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

24

 

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Schedule  4,  page  73,  line  17,  leave out from “application” to “, or” in line 19

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 25 and 28 to 30 are to clarify that the definition of “specific

 

premises warrant” in section 28K(13A) of the Immigration Act 1971 inserted by paragraph 5(8)

 

of Schedule 4 to the Bill applies to any warrant under that Act which is not an all premises warrant.

 

James Brokenshire

 

25

 

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Schedule  4,  page  74,  line  14,  leave out from “application” to “, or” in line 16

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 24.

 

James Brokenshire

 

26

 

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Schedule  4,  page  76,  line  23,  after “(8B)” insert “Subject to subsection (8C),”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 27 reflect Scottish criminal law by removing the requirement for

 

immigration search warrants obtained in Scotland to be returned to the clerk of the district court

 

or the sheriff clerk after they have been executed, allowing for them to be retained for use by the

 

Procurator Fiscal in court.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 22 October 2015                  

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

James Brokenshire

 

27

 

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Schedule  4,  page  76,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“(8C)    

Subsection (8B) does not apply to a warrant issued by a justice of the peace in

 

Scotland or by the sheriff if the warrant has been executed.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 26.

 

James Brokenshire

 

28

 

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Schedule  4,  page  76,  line  33,  leave out from “warrant” to end of line 35 and insert

 

“which is not an all premises warrant;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 24.

 

James Brokenshire

 

29

 

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Schedule  4,  page  77,  line  8,  leave out from “application” to “, or” in line 10

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 24.

 

James Brokenshire

 

30

 

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Schedule  4,  page  78,  line  1,  leave out from “application” to “, or” in line 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 24.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

31

 

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Schedule  5,  page  86,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

In this paragraph “specified” means specified in regulations under section

 

52(1).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that transitional arrangements will be detailed in regulations.

 

James Brokenshire

 

32

 

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Schedule  5,  page  88,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“          

Paragraph 4(2)(d) (arrangements under electronic monitoring condition) has

 

effect as if for “the First-tier Tribunal” there were substituted “the Special

 

Immigration Appeals Commission”.

 

            

Paragraph 5(5) (payment of sum under financial condition) has effect as if for

 

“the First-tier Tribunal” there were substituted “the Special Immigration

 

Appeals Commission”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Bill already makes provision for bail conditions to be applied by both the First-tier Tribunal

 

and the Special Immigration Appeals Commission. This amendment inserts some further

 

consequential provision to give this full effect.


 
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