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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 6th March 2007

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

UK Borders Bill


 

[fifth and sixth Sittings]


 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Withdrawn  36

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  after ‘period’, insert ‘of not less than six months’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Withdrawn  34

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

The Secretary of State shall, by regulation, make provision as to the necessary

 

qualifications and training for a designated immigration officer.

 

(5)    

Regulations under subsection (4) shall be published no less than six months

 

before the commencement of Section 1 of this Act.’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

The Secretary of State shall, by regulation, make provision for the regular

 

inspection of immigration officers designated under this section.’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Withdrawn  37

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

The Secretary of State shall issue a code of practice relating to the conduct of

 

designated immigration officers for the purposes of section 2.

 

(5)    

Before issuing a code of practice under subsection (4), the Secretary of State shall

 

consult—

 

(a)    

representatives of the Immigration Service;

 

(b)    

the Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate;

 

(c)    

representatives of relevant trades unions;

 

(d)    

representatives of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association; and

 

(e)    

such other persons as he thinks fit.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 6th March 2007          

12

 

UK Borders Bill, continued

 
 

Paul Rowen

 

John Hemming

 

Not called  67

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Designated immigration officers will conform to the Police and Criminal

 

Evidence Act (1984) Codes of Practice.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

John Hemming

 

Not called  68

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Complaints against designated immigration officers may be referred to the

 

Independent Police Complaints Commission.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

John Hemming

 

Withdrawn  70

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

After section 11(1)(m) of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31) insert—

 

“(n)    

designated immigration officers in England.”’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Withdrawn  20

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  14,  after ‘individual’, insert ‘on an immigration or

 

nationality matter’.

 

David T. C. Davies

 

Withdrawn  1

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  leave out ‘three’ and insert ‘24’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Negatived on division  38

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  leave out ‘three’ and insert ‘eight’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Negatived on division  39

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  13,  leave out ‘designated’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  40

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

detain the individual for not longer than two hours whilst waiting for a

 

constable or designated immigration officer to attend, and’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 6th March 2007          

13

 

UK Borders Bill, continued

 
 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  26

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  16,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

For the purposes of this section, “an immigration or nationality matter” means an

 

offence under the Immigration Acts.’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Agreed to  27

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  16,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

Detention under this section shall be treated as detention under the Immigration

 

Act 1971 (c. 77) for the purposes of Part 8 of the Immigration and Asylum Act

 

1999 (c. 33) (detained persons).’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

David T. C. Davies

 

Withdrawn  2

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  27,  at end insert ‘, or

 

‘(d)    

automatic deportation.’.

 

David T. C. Davies

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  30,  leave out ‘51 weeks’ and insert ‘two years’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Withdrawn  41

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  43,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

Where a person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) the provisions of

 

section 28 shall apply.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Withdrawn  43

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  2,  at end insert ‘and an international railway station’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  5,  after ‘aircraft’, insert ‘or train’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 6th March 2007          

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UK Borders Bill, continued

 
 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  45

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  6,  after ‘aircraft’, insert ‘or train’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.00 a.m.


 
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