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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 20 October 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Immigration Bill


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to

 

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:

 

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 Proceedings: 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.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 20 October 2015        

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

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.

 

Agreed to

 

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.

 

Agreed to

 

The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 

Judith Dennis, Policy Manager, Refugee Council; Mike Kaye, Advocacy Manager, Still Human,

 

Still Here; John Wilkes, Chief Executive, Scottish Refugee Council.

 

Professor Sir David Metcalf CBE, Chair, Migration Advisory Committee.

 

Kevin Green, Chief Executive, Recruitment and Employment Confederation; Caroline Robinson,

 

Director of Policy, Focus on Labour Exploitation; John Miley, Vice Chair, National Association

 

of Licensing and Enforcement Officers.

 

Neil Carberry, Director of Employment and Skills, Confederation of British Industry.

 

Lord Green of Deddington, Chair, MigrationWatch UK; Harry Mitchell QC, Member of the

 

Advisory Council, MigrationWatch UK; Ms Alanna Thomas, Member of the Advisory Council,

 

MigrationWatch UK.

 

Richard Lambert, Chief Executive, National Landlords Association; Eric Leenders, Executive

 

Director for Retail Banking, British Bankers’ Association; David Smith, Policy Director,

 

Residential Landlords Association.

 

Chief Superintendent David Snelling, Metropolitan Police; Stephen Gabriel, Strategic Manager,

 

Homes and Communities, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

 

Ilona Pinter, Policy Adviser, The Children‘s Society; Kamena Dorling, Policy and Programmes

 

Manager, Coram Children‘s Centre; Adrian Matthews, Principal Policy Adviser (Asylum and

 

Immigration), Office of the Children‘s Commissioner.

 

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am


 

 

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