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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 3 November 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Immigration Bill


 

[Ninth and Tenth Sittings]


 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  84

 

Page  8,  line  10,  leave out Clauses 12 to 15

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to on division.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  14

 

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

 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  86

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

confirm that no occupier of the premises is under 18 years of age.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  69

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The notice may be given—


 
 

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

(a)    

by delivering it to the tenant or tenants,

 

(b)    

by leaving it at the premises,

 

(c)    

by sending it by post to the tenant or tenants at the address of the

 

premises, or

 

(d)    

in any other prescribed manner.”

 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  87

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

A landlord does not commit an offence under s 33A of this Act during the period

 

of 28 days specified in subsection 4.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  15

 

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

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  16

 

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

 

“( )    

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

 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  88

 

Clause  13,  page  12,  line  1,  leave out section 33E

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  17

 

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,”.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  18

 

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.”


 
 

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to on division.

 


 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  89

 

Clause  14,  page  13,  line  6,  leave out “must” and insert “may”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  19

 

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

 

landlords, one or more of them”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  20

 

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

 

landlords, one or more of them”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  21

 

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”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  78

 

Clause  15,  page  16,  line  6,  leave out “Scotland”

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  79

 

Clause  15,  page  16,  line  9,  leave out “Scotland”

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  80

 

Clause  15,  page  16,  line  16,  leave out paragraph (4)(b)


 
 

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  81

 

Clause  15,  page  16,  line  26,  leave out paragraph 5(c).

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  82

 

Clause  15,  page  16,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The Immigration Act 2014 is amended as follows, after section 76(3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

Sections 20 to 37 and Schedule 3 shall not apply to Scotland.”

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  90

 

Page  16,  line  33,  leave out Clauses 16 and 17.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Withdrawn  75

 

Clause  17,  page  19,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if they had a

 

reasonable belief that they had legal right to remain in the United Kingdom and

 

acted in good faith.”


 
 

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Not called  76

 

Clause  17,  page  20,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Nothing in this Section shall prejudice the validity of insurance relating to motor

 

vehicles.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  44

 

Clause  17,  page  20,  line  33,  leave out “as to whether” and insert “not”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  45

 

Clause  17,  page  20,  line  35,  leave out “have been” and insert “are”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  46

 

Clause  17,  page  20,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

A power in subsection (1) or (3) may be exercised by a senior officer or constable

 

at any place at which the senior officer or constable is lawfully present.”

 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Withdrawn  74

 

Clause  17,  page  21,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(10A)    

Before laying regulations to bring Section 24D into force, the Secretary of State

 

must ensure a pilot of the arrangements takes place.

 

(10B)    

Following the completion of the pilot mentioned in subsection (10A) the

 

Secretary of State must prepare a report and lay it before each House of

 

Parliament.

 

(10C)    

The pilot mentioned in subsection (1) must take place in a minimum of two police

 

force areas and last for a minimum of six months.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  47

 

Clause  17,  page  21,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“24DA

 Powers to enter premises to detain motor vehicle

 

(1)    

A senior officer or a constable may enter and search any premises for the purposes

 

of detaining a vehicle under section 24D.

 

(2)    

The power in subsection (1) may be exercised—

 

(a)    

only to the extent that it is reasonably required for that purpose, and

 

(b)    

only if the senior officer or constable knows that a vehicle which may be

 

detained under section 24D is to be found on the premises.

 

(3)    

The power in subsection (1) may be exercised—


 
 

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(a)    

by a senior officer (“S”) only if S produces identification showing that S

 

is an immigration officer (whether or not S is asked to do so);

 

(b)    

by a constable (“C”) only if C produces identification showing that C is

 

a constable (whether or not C is asked to do so).

 

(4)    

Subsection (5) applies if, on an application by a senior officer or constable, a

 

justice of the peace is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting

 

that a vehicle which may be detained under section 24D may be found on

 

premises mentioned in subsection (6).

 

(5)    

The justice of the peace may issue a warrant authorising any senior officer or

 

constable to enter, if need be by force, the premises for the purpose of searching

 

for and detaining the vehicle.

 

(6)    

The premises referred to in subsection (4) are—

 

(a)    

one or more sets of premises specified in the application, or

 

(b)    

subject to subsection (10), any premises occupied or controlled by a

 

person specified in the application, including such sets of premises as are

 

so specified (in which case the application is for an “all premises

 

warrant”).

 

(7)    

If the application is for an all premises warrant, the justice of the peace must also

 

be satisfied—

 

(a)    

that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is necessary to

 

search premises occupied or controlled by the person in question which

 

are not specified in the application in order to find the vehicle, and

 

(b)    

that it is not reasonably practicable to specify in the application all the

 

premises which the person occupies or controls and which might need to

 

be searched.

 

(8)    

Subject to subsection (10), the warrant may authorise entry to and search of

 

premises on more than one occasion if, on the application, the justice of the peace

 

is satisfied that it is necessary to authorise multiple entries in order to achieve the

 

purpose for which the justice issues the warrant.

 

(9)    

If it authorises multiple entries, the number of entries authorised may be

 

unlimited, or limited to a maximum.

 

(10)    

A justice of the peace in Scotland may not issue—

 

(a)    

an all premises warrant under this section authorising entry on premises

 

by a constable, or

 

(b)    

a warrant under this section authorising multiple entries by a constable.

 

(11)    

In the application of this section to Scotland, references to a justice of the peace

 

are to be read as references to the sheriff or a justice of the peace.

 

(12)    

In this section “senior officer” means an immigration officer not below the rank

 

of chief immigration officer.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  48

 

Clause  17,  page  22,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In section 16(2A)(b) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (powers of

 

persons accompanying constables in execution of warrants) after “seizure” insert

 

“or detention”.

 

( )    

In Article 18(2A)(b) of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland)

 

Order 1989 (SI 1989/1341 (NI 22)) (powers of persons accompanying constables

 

in execution of warrants) after “seizure” insert “or detention”.

 

( )    

In section 146(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (use of reasonable

 

force) before paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(za)    

section 24DA(1) (powers to enter premises to detain motor

 

vehicle),”.”


 
 

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  91

 

Page  22,  line  24,  leave out Clause 18.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  22

 

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

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  23

 

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.”

 

Sarah Champion

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Sue Hayman

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Withdrawn  93

 

Schedule  3,  page  72,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“(8A)    

The Secretary of State shall provide any individual she determines to be a

 

disqualified person with the information resulting from her checks under 40C(1)

 

that led to this determination.

 

(8B)    

The Secretary of State shall provide an individual she determines to be a

 

disqualified person, and any person or body by or for whom the relevant account

 

is operated, with compensation in accordance with [New Clause: 40HA

 

Compensation], where that determination is found to have been incorrect.”


 
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