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Paul Rowen
John Hemming

(a)

Leave out lines 2 to 7 and insert—

      ‘(2) The UK Border Police Force shall have the functions of—

        (a) protecting UK borders;

        (b) strengthening frontier protection against threats to the security, social and economic integrity and environment of the United Kingdom;

        (c) preventing and detecting human trafficking;

        (d) maintaining and improving a safe, ordered and secure environment in ports; and

        (e) such other functions as the Secretary of State may by order determine.’.


Annual report by Secretary of State

Mr James Clappison

NC5

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘Following consultation with Her Majesty’s Judges, the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament an annual report on the exercise of his powers in respect of the deportation of criminals.’.


Asylum seekers

Paul Rowen
John Hemming

NC15

    # To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) This section applies for the purposes of—

        (a) Part VI (and section 4) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (support and accommodation for asylum-seekers),

        (b) Part 2 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) (accommodation centres), and

        (c) Schedule 3 to that Act (withholding and withdrawal of support).

      (2) In section 94(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (Interpretation of Part IV) and paragraph 17(1) of Schedule 3 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) (Withholding and withdrawal of support), for the definition of “asylum-seeker” substitute—

      “asylum-seeker” means a person—

      (a) who is at least 18 years old;

      (b) who has made a claim for asylum at a place designated by the Secretary of State;

      (c) whose claim has been recorded by the Secretary of State;

      (d) who remains in the United Kingdom following the making of a claim for asylum; and

      (e) who is subject to immigration control but does not currently have leave to enter or remain.”.

      (3) The following provisions are hereby repealed—

        (a) sections 4(2), (3) and (4) and 94(3), (4), (5), (6), (8) and (9) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33);

        (b) paragraphs 6, 7A and 17(2) and (3) of Schedule 3 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41); and

        (c) section 9 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19).

      (4) Omit paragraph 4(1)(e) of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendments) Regulations 2004, No. 614.’.

ORDER OF THE HOUSE [5TH JANUARY 2007]

       The following provisions shall apply to the UK Borders Bill:

Committal

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

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

        2. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 22nd March 2007.

        3. The Public Bill 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.

        6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

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


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [27TH FEBRUARY AND 8TH MARCH 2007]

       That—

        (1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 27th February) meet—

        (a) at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27th February;

        (b) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Thursday 1st March;

        (c) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 6th March;

        (d) at 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on Thursday 8th March;

        (e) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 13th March;

        (f) at 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th March;

        (g) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 20th March;

        (h) at 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on Thursday 22nd March;

        (2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table;

TABLE
Date Time Witness
Tuesday 27th February Until no later than
1.00 p.m.
Home Office
Tuesday 27th February Until no later than
5.30 p.m.
Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Tuesday 27th February Until no later than
6.30 p.m.
Immigration Advisory Service
Thursday 1st March Until no later than
9.40 a.m.
National Car Parks
Thursday 1st March Until no later than
10.25 a.m.
Trades Union Congress; Transport and General Workers’ Union
Thursday 1st March Until no later than
3.00 p.m.
Professor Ross Anderson, Cambridge University; Phil Booth, National Coordinator, NO2ID
Thursday 1st March Until no later than
5.00 p.m.
Liberty
Thursday 1st March Until no later than
5.00 p.m.
Additional witnesses to be decided by the Committee
Tuesday 13th March Until no later than
11.30 a.m.
Migrationwatch

        (3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 43; Schedule; Clauses 44 to 46; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

        (4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday 22nd March.


 
 
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