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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 27 October 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Immigration Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth Sittings]


 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  55

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

The primary purpose of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement is to secure

 

the enforcement of labour market legislation, as defined in Section 3(3) of this

 

Act.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Withdrawn  57

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(ia)    

the threats and obstacles to effective labour market enforcement,

 

(ib)    

the remedies secured by victims of non-compliance in the labour

 

market,”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 October 2015        

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  58

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

contains a proposal for the year to which the strategy relates setting out—

 

(i)    

how the non-compliance outlined in the assessment required by

 

subsection (2)(a) (i) and (ii) is to be addressed,

 

(ii)    

how the threats and obstacles identified under subsection (2)(ia)

 

are to be overcome, and

 

(iii)    

how the provision of remedies for victims of non-compliance in

 

the labour market identified under subsection 2(a)(ib) is to be

 

improved.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  56

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  24,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

“(3)    

The proposal mentioned in subsection (2)(b) must set out the resources required

 

to—

 

(a)    

address the non-compliance in the labour market,

 

(b)    

overcome the threats and obstacles identified under subsection 2(b)(ia),

 

(c)    

improve the provision of remedies for victims of non-compliance in the

 

labour market.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  59

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Nothing in the strategy shall—

 

(a)    

restrict, or

 

(b)    

reduce the resources allocated to

 

    

the labour market enforcement functions as defined in Section 3(2) of this Act.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 October 2015        

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Withdrawn  60

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Director must engage with civil society in the development of his or her

 

labour market enforcement strategy.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  65

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(da)    

any function of the Health and Safety Executive and the Health and

 

Safety Executive for Northern Ireland;

 

(db)    

any function of local authorities in relation to the “relevant statutory

 

provisions” as defined in Part 1 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

 

1973;

 

(dc)    

any function of local authorities under the Children and Young Persons

 

Act 1933 and by-laws made under that Act, the Management of Health

 

and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and the Children (Protection at

 

Work) (Scotland) Regulations 2006.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  66

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(ca)    

Part 1 and The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1973;

 

(cb)    

Sections 3 and 4 and Part 2 of the Children and Young Persons Act

 

1933.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 October 2015        

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  63

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  31,  before “in this section”, insert “Subject to subsection

 

6A,”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  64

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

A person is not prevented from being a worker, or a person seeking work, for the

 

purposes of this section by reason of the fact that he has no right to be, or to work,

 

in the United Kingdom.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  62

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  42,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

“(a)    

An assessment of the extent to which the strategy developed under

 

section 2 of this Act has—

 

(i)    

addressed the non-compliance identified under Section 2

 

(2)(a)(i),

 

(ii)    

improved the provision of remedies for victims of non-

 

compliance in the labour market identified under 2 (2)(a)(ia), and

 

(iii)    

overcome the threats and obstacles identified under 2 (2)(a)(ib)”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 October 2015        

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Withdrawn  61

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  31,  after “market” insert “to facilitate the labour market

 

enforcement functions as defined in Section 3 of this Act”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 7 Agreed to.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Negatived on division  68

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  6,  after “if”, insert “without reasonable excuse”

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Sarah Champion

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Kate Hollern

 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Sue Hayman

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Withdrawn  67

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  6,  leave out subsection 1 and insert—

 

“(1)    

In section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (offence of

 

knowingly employing an illegal worker), delete subsection (1) and substitute—

 

“(1)    

A person commits an offence if he knowingly or recklessly employs an

 

adult subject to immigration control, where—

 

(a)    

this adult has not been granted leave to enter or remain in the

 

United Kingdom, or

 

(b)    

this adult’s leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom—

 

(i)    

is invalid,

 

(ii)    

has ceased to have effect (whether by reason of

 

curtailment, revocation, cancellation, passage of time or

 

otherwise), or


 
 

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

(iii)    

is subject to a condition preventing him from accepting

 

the employment.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  40

 

Page  7,  line  26,  leave out Clause 10

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  1

 

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.””

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  2

 

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,”.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  3

 

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,”;


 
 

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Immigration Bill, continued

 
 

(d)    

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

 

of the application period,”.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  4

 

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

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  5

 

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

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  6

 

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

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  7

 

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.””

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  8

 

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”.”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  9

 

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).”

 

James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  10

 

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.”

 


 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30am


 

 

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