EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT ) BILL

Explanatory Notes

Clause 17: Interpretation: Part 3

226 This clause provides definitions for terms used in Part 3 (Citizens’ rights) of the Bill.

227 Subsection (1) sets out the definition for ‘residence scheme immigration rules’.

228 Subsection (2) sets out the definition for ‘relevant entry clearance immigration rules’.

229 Subsection (3) provides that references to having leave to enter or remain in the UK by virtue of the residence scheme immigration rules (which provide for the protected cohort) includes leave granted by virtue of those rules before the citizens’ rights provisions in the Bill come into force.

230 Subsection (4) states that a reference to a Chapter, Title or Part or other provision of the Withdrawal Agreement, the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or the Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreements in the citizens’ rights provisions of the Bill includes a reference to any other provision in the Withdrawal Agreement, the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement, or the Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement that relates to that provision , as well as any provision of EU law which is applied by or referred to in that Chapter, Title, Part or other provision.

231 Subsection (5) sets out the definitions of ‘entry clearance’, and ‘immigration rules’.

 

Prepared 22nd October 2019