Immigration Bill

AmendmentS
to be moved
in committee

Clause 9

BARONESS HAMWEE

LORD PADDICK

 

Page 7, line 7, leave out from “subsection (1)” to end of line 8 and insert “leave out
the words after first “that” to the end of the line and insert “or being reckless as to
whether the employee is an adult subject to immigration control and that (or
whether)””

Clause 13

BARONESS HAMWEE

LORD PADDICK

 

Page 8, line 32, at end insert—

“( )     In section 33(1)(a), for “race” substitute “a protected characteristic as
defined in Chapter 1 of Part 2 of that Act”.”

After Clause 16

BARONESS HAMWEE

LORD PADDICK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Commencement of penalty notice provisions

(1)     No Order shall be made to appoint a day for the coming into force of
sections 20 to 31 of the Immigration Act 2014 in any local authority area
other than the relevant local authorities within Article 6 of the Immigration
Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3, Transitional and Saving Provisions)
Order 2014 until the condition provided by subsection (2) is met.

(2)     The condition is that the Secretary of State has published and laid before
both Houses of Parliament an independent evaluation of the
implementation of those sections in the relevant local authorities.

(3)     The evaluation must include an assessment, based on a representative
sample of landlords, agents and tenants, of—

(a)   the risk of discrimination,

(b)   the impact on the lettings market,

(c)   the impact on the wider local community, and

(d)   whether the provisions in those sections have achieved their aims.

(4)     The evaluation shall be made not earlier than 1st December 2019.”

After Clause 30

BARONESS HAMWEE

LORD PADDICK

[In substitution for the amendment to insert a new Clause “Oversight of complaints” printed on sheet HL
Bill 79(d)]

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Oversight of complaints

(1)     The Secretary of State shall establish a commission—

(a)   to set standards for the actions of, and the handling of complaints
against, immigration officers, and

(b)   to investigate serious concerns relating to the conduct of
immigration officers.

(2)     The commission shall make recommendations about the establishment of
an independent oversight body for—

(a)   immigration officers, and

(b)   detainee custody officers, prison officers and prisoner custody
officers insofar as they exercise powers available to immigration
officers, whether under this Act or otherwise.”

 

Prepared 9th January 2016