Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Annex B – Glossary

Term

Reference

1971 Act

Immigration Act 1971

2002 Act

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

EUWA 2018

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

EUWAA 2020

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020

EEA

European Economic Area. Comprises all EU Member States, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

E FTA

E uropean Free Trade Association. The EFTA Member States are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Immigration Rules

Rules laid down by the Secretary of State pursuant to section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971

MAC

Migration Advisory Committee

Affirmative procedure

A type of parliamentary procedure that applies to statutory instruments (SIs). Its name describes the form of scrutiny that the SI receives from Parliament.

An SI laid under the affirmative procedure must be actively approved by both Houses of Parliament.

Made affirmative procedure

A type of parliamentary procedure that applies to statutory instruments (SIs). Its name describes the form of scrutiny that the SI receives from Parliament.

An SI made under this procedure comes into effect immediately and Parliament has a set time to approve it (debates must be held in both Houses within 40 days of the SI being made). The SI will stop being law if Parliament does not approve the SI within that prescribed time.

Negative procedure

A type of parliamentary procedure that applies to statutory instruments (SIs). Its name describes the form of scrutiny that the SI receives from Parliament.

An SI laid under the negative procedure becomes law on the day the Minister makes it and remains law unless a motion – or ‘prayer’ – to reject it is agreed by either House within 40 sitting days.

These Explanatory Notes relate to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 5 March 2020 (Bill 104).

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