Amendments proposed to the Asylum and Immigration (treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill - continued House of Commons

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Migration statistics

   

Mr Andrew Turner

NC17

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall, each year, publish information on the number of persons subject to immigration control who—

      (a) in the immediately forgoing year have arrived in or departed from the United Kingdom;

      (b) are estimated in the year in which the information is published to have arrived in or departed from the United Kingdom; and

      (c) are forecast to be arriving in or departing in the ensuing year from the United Kingdom; and

      (d) the number of their dependants resident outside the United Kingdom.

    (2)   Information published under this section shall, as far as possible, distinguish

      (a) those persons—

      (i) seeking asylum,

      (ii) granted asylum,

      (iii) removed having been refused asylum,

      (iv) in the United Kingdom pending decision,

      (v) in the United Kingdom pending removal, and

       and the number of dependants of each;

      (b) those persons with permission to settle in the United Kingdom and—

      (i) doing so; and

      (ii) not doing so.

      (c) those persons who have been granted extraordinary leave, or are otherwise lawfully entitled, to remain in the United Kingdom and are—

      (i) doing so; and

      (ii) not doing so.

      (d) the number of persons unlawfully in the United Kingdom;

      (e) the age and gender of such persons covered by (a), (b), (c) or (d) above.

    (3)   Where any information subject to this section is not available to him, the Secretary of State shall publish his best estimate.'.


Responsibilities of masters of vessels, etc

   

Mr Andrew Turner

NC18

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The master of a vessel used to convey a person who is the subject of immigration control to the United Kingdom—

      (a) shall deliver to an immigration officer a list ("the manifest") of all such persons whether passengers or crew;

      (b) shall not remove the vessel until authorised to do so by an immigration officer.

    (2)   Failure to comply with subsection (1) shall be an offence.

    (3)   An immigration officer shall authorise the removal of the vessel—

      (a) when all persons so listed have reported to an immigration officer; or

      (b) in such other circumstances as he considers appropriate.

    (4)   In order to ensure that any person so listed either reports to an immigration officer or returns to the vessel the master shall have authority over that person as if he were still aboard the vessel.

    (5)   The Secretary of State may, by order subject to the approval of each House of Parliament, amend the Civil Aviation Act 1982 and the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 to secure that the master of a vessel has power to arrest and deliver up to an immigration officer any person aboard or having disembarked from that vessel whom he reasonably believes may be subject to immigration control and not to have reported to an immigration officer.

    (6)   The Secretary of State may, by order subject to the negative procedure, amend any regulation in order to secure, subject to any enactment, that the master of a vessel have power to arrest and deliver up to an immigration officer any person aboard or having disembarked from that vessel whom he reasonably believes may be subject to immigration control and not to have reported to an immigration officer.

    (7)   The Secretary of State may, by order subject to the approval of each House of Parliament, make regulations under this section to secure that the driver of a train, motor car or similar vehicle or a person authorised by him shall have power to arrest and deliver up to an immigration officer any person aboard or having disembarked from that vehicle whom he reasonably believes may be subject to immigration control and not to have reported to an immigration officer.

    (8)   In this section "vessel" includes any craft whether used by land, sea or air and "master" shall be construed accordingly.'.


Work-related migration statistics

   

Mr Andrew Turner

NC19

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall each year publish information on—

      (a) the extent to which he forecasts that in the ensuing five year period the labour force needs of the United Kingdom—

      (i) can be met by persons with a right of abode or a right to work in the United Kingdom, or

      (ii) will have to be met by the issue of work permits to other persons;

      (b) the number of work permits—

      (i) issued, and

      (ii) taken up,

       in the preceding year; and

      (c) the number of persons holding work permits who remain in the United Kingdom.'.


Late claim for asylum: refusal of support

   

Mr Neil Gerrard

NC20

To move the following Clause:—

       'For section 55(1) of the Nationality, Immigration & Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) there is substituted—

      "(1) The Secretary of State may not provide or arrange for the provision of support to a person under a provision mentioned in subsection (2) if—

      (a) the person makes a claim for asylum which is recorded by the Secretary of State,

      (b) the Secretary of State is satisfied that the person's claim for asylum is manifestly unfounded, and

      (c) the Secretary of State is not satisfied that the claim was made as soon as reasonably practicable after the person's arrival in the United Kingdom,

       for more than a period of 28 days after the person is notified of the Secretary of State's decision.".'.

Benefits to failed asylum seekers

   

Mr Andrew Turner

NC21

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Save for the services listed in subsection (2), a person who is a member of a group listed in subsection (3) is ineligible to receive benefit in cash or kind at the expense wholly or partly of public funds whether nationally or locally raised.

    (2)   The services are—

      (a) those services which are provided indiscriminately on a non-individual basis;

      (b) treatment of infectious disease;

      (c) treatment in response to a health emergency;

      (d) care immediately before and after maternity; and

      (e) such other services as the Secretary of State may by order designate.

    (3)   The groups are—

      (a) those persons covered by section 7 of this Act; and

      (b) in relation to any particular service or benefit, any EEA national—

      (i) whose country does not offer a broadly equivalent level of service or benefit to a citizen of the United Kingdom in that country as is offered to a citizen of the United Kingdom in the United Kingdom; and

      (ii) who has been resident in the United Kingdom for less than 12 months.

    (4)   The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament guidelines on the interpretation of subsection (3) to which providers of services not exempted by subsection (2) shall have regard.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [17TH DECEMBER 2003]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc.) Bill:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 27th January 2004.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

Programming Committee

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of proceedings

    7.   All proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDERS OF THE COMMITTEE [8th and 13th JANUARY 2004]

That—     (1)   during proceedings on the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill the Standing Committee shall meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

    (2)   12 sittings shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

    (3)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the Table below and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1 to 6.
5.15 p.m. on Tuesday 13th January.
Clauses 7 to 9.
5.15 p.m. on Thursday 15th January.
Clause 10; Schedules 1 and 2; Clauses 11 and 12; Schedule 3; Clauses 13 and 14.11.25 a.m. on Thursday 22nd January.
Clauses 15 to 25; Schedule 4; Clauses 26 to 28; remaining proceedings on the Bill.
6.55 p.m. on Tuesday 27th January.


 
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