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Amendments proposed to the Nationality, Immigration And Asylum Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Appeal from within United Kingdom: unfounded human rights or asylum claim: transitional provision
   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

NC15

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person who is in the United Kingdom may not bring an appeal under section 69 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c.33) (asylum) or raise a question which relates to the Human Rights Convention under section 77 of that Act (one-stop appeals) if the Secretary of State certifies that the appeal or question, or a claim to which the appeal or question relates, is clearly unfounded.

    (2)   A person who is in the United Kingdom may not bring an appeal under section 69 of that Act, or raise a question which relates to the Human Rights Convention under section 77 of that Act, if the Secretary of State certifies that—

      (a) it is proposed to remove the person to a country of which he is not a national or citizen, and

      (b) there is no reason to believe that the person's rights under the Human Rights Convention will be breached in that country.

    (3)   A person who is in the United Kingdom may not bring an appeal under section 65 of that Act (human rights) or raise a question in reliance on section 65(3) if the Secretary of State certifies that the appeal or question, or a claim to which the appeal or question relates, is clearly unfounded.

    (4)   A person who is in the United Kingdom may not bring an appeal under section 65 of that Act (human rights) if the Secretary of State certifies that—

      (a) it is proposed to remove the person to a country of which he is not a national or citizen, and

      (b) there is no reason to believe that the person's rights under the Human Rights Convention will be breached in that country.

    (5)   In determining whether a person in relation to whom a certificate has been issued under subsection (2) or (4) may be removed from the United Kingdom, the country specified in the certificate is to be regarded as—

      (a) a place where a person's life and liberty is not threatened by reason of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, and

      (b) a place from which a person will not be sent to another country otherwise than in accordance with the Refugee Convention.

    (6)   Where a person in relation to whom a certificate is issued under this section subsequently brings an appeal or raises a question under section 65, 69 or 77 of that Act while outside the United Kingdom, the appeal or question shall be considered as if he had not been removed from the United Kingdom.'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan
Norman Baker
John Barrett
Annette Brooke
Bob Russell

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Page     38,     line     38     [Clause     66],     at end insert 'and the explanatory statement of the reasons for refusal must be sent to the appellant, the appellant's representative, the Home Secretary and the Immigration Appellate Authority within two months of the receipt of the notice of the appeal.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

219

*Page     39,     line     2     [Clause     66],     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

220

*Page     39,     line     18     [Clause     66],     at end insert—

      '( ) a decision that a person is to be removed from the United Kingdom by way of directions given by virtue of paragraph 10A of that Schedule (family),'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes

Mr Richard AllanNorman BakerJohn Barrett
Annette BrookeMr Bob Russell

5

Page     39,     line     23     [Clause     66],     at end insert—

    '(4)   An explanatory statement of the reasons for the decision will be despatched to the applicant, the applicant's legal representative (if any), the Secretary of State and the Immigration Appellate Authority within one month from receipt of the notice of appeal for non-settlement applications, and within 2 months for settlement applications.

    (5)   Failure to comply with the provisions in subsection (4) will be conclusive evidence that the respondent to the appeal does not oppose the said appeal.'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

153

*Page     39,     line     23     [Clause     66],     at end insert—

    '(4)   A explanatory statement of the reasons for refusal will be despatched to the applicant or the applicants legal or other nominated representative (if any) within 14 days from receipt of the notice of appeal for non-settlement applications within one month for settlement applications.

    (5)   The respondent to an appeal shall be stopped from presenting a case against the applicant if there is a failure to comply with the provisions in subsection (4).'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

221

*Page     39,     line     28     [Clause     67],     leave out from 'year' to end of line 29.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

222

*Page     40,     line     11     [Clause     68],     leave out paragraph (h).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

223

*Page     40,     line     14     [Clause     68],     leave out subsection (2).

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan
Norman Baker
John Barrett
Annette Brooke
Bob Russell

11

Page     40,     line     17     [Clause     68],     leave out from 'submits' to 'documentary' in line 18.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan
Norman Baker
John Barrett
Annette Brooke
Bob Russell

12

Page     41,     line     1     [Clause     69],     leave out from 'evidence' to end of line 3 and insert 'which he decides is relevant.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

224

*Page     41,     line     36     [Clause     72],     leave out '(c),'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

225

*Page     41,     line     38     [Clause     72],     leave out 'or partly'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

226

*Page     42,     line     18,     leave out Clause 73.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

227

*Page     42,     line     20     [Clause     72],     leave out '(c),'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan
Norman Baker
John Barrett
Annette Brooke
Bob Russell

13

Page     44,     line     19,     leave out Clause 80.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

154

*Page     44,     line     20     [Clause     80],     leave out subsections (1), (2), (3) and (4).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

228

*Page     44,     line     20     [Clause     80],     after 'decision', insert '("the new decision")'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

7

Page     44,     line     21     [Clause     80],     leave out 'the Secretary of State or an immigration officer' and insert 'an adjudicator'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan
Norman Baker
John Barrett
Annette Brooke
Bob Russell

14

Page     44,     line     21     [Clause     80],     leave out 'Secretary of State or an immigration officer' and insert 'adjudicator or an Immigration Appeal Tribunal'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

8

Page     44,     line     26     [Clause     80],     leave out 'the Secretary of State or the immigration officer' and insert 'an adjudicator'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan
Norman Baker
John Barrett
Annette Brooke
Bob Russell

15

Page     44,     line     26     [Clause     80],     leave out 'Secretary of State or the immigration officer' and insert 'adjudicator or the Immigration Appeal Tribunal'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

229

*Page     44,     line     27     [Clause     80],     leave out 'the person is seeking to appeal' and insert 'the new decision responds to a request or application which the person made'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

9

Page     44,     line     29     [Clause     80],     leave out 'the Secretary of State or the immigration officer' and insert 'an adjudicator'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan
Norman Baker
John Barrett
Annette Brooke
Bob Russell

16

Page     44,     line     29     [Clause     80],     leave out 'Secretary of State or the immigration officer' and insert 'the adjudicator or the Immigration Appeal Tribunal'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

230

*Page     44,     line     30     [Clause     80],     leave out 'has' and insert 'had'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

231

*Page     44,     line     30     [Clause     80],     leave out 'seeking to appeal' and insert 'making the request or application'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

155

*Page     44,     line     32     [Clause     80],     leave out 'the Secretary of State or an immigration officer' and insert 'an adjudicator'.

 
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