Clause 17: Interpretation: Part 3
218 This clause provides definitions for terms used in Part 3 (Citizens’ rights) of the Bill.
219 Subsection (1) sets out the definition for ‘residence scheme immigration rules’.
220 Subsection (2) sets out the definition for ‘relevant entry clearance immigration rules’.
221 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.
222 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.
223 Subsection (5) sets out the definitions of ‘entry clearance’, and ‘immigration rules’.