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Tuesday 1st May 2007

      For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:
      581 and 619

Consideration of Bill


UK Borders Bill, As Amended


Application for naturalisation of a British citizen: spouses and partners

Philip Davies

NC3

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61) is amended as follows.

      (2) In section 6(2) (acquisition of British nationality by naturalisation by a spouse or partner), for “of full age and capacity” substitute “aged 21 years or more and of full capacity”.’.

Keith Vaz

2

Page 16, line 37 [Clause 32], leave out ‘conviction’ and insert ‘the offence’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

3

Page 3, line 6 [Clause 4], leave out ‘an airport and a hoverport’ and insert ‘any place of departure from, or embarkation onto, any means of international transportation’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

4

Page 3, line 9 [Clause 4], leave out ‘a ship or aircraft’ and insert ‘any means of international transportation’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

5

Page 3, line 10 [Clause 4], leave out ‘a ship or aircraft’ and insert ‘any means of international transportation’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

6

Page 4, line 25 [Clause 5], at end insert—

      ‘(3A) Regulations under subsection (1)(a) shall not require an individual to carry a biometric document at all times.’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

7

Page 8, line 22 [Clause 13], at end insert ‘but shall be published at least six months before the commencement of the provisions’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

8

Page 16, line 13 [Clause 31], at end insert—

        ‘(c) the person is convicted of an immigration offence under the Immigration Acts.’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

9

Page 19, line 20 [Clause 37], leave out subsection (1).

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

10

Page 19, line 23 [Clause 37], leave out paragraphs (a) and (b).

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

11

Page 25, line 35 [Clause 45], leave out from ‘Inspector’ to end of line 38 and insert ‘may investigate individual cases of his own choosing.’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

12

Page 26, line 17 [Clause 47], at end insert—

        ‘(ab) at other times on each investigation carried out under the provisions of section 45(4) within 28 days of the conclusion of such an investigation.’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

13

Page 28, line 37 [Clause 56], at end insert—

      ‘(1A) Section 30 shall come into force one month after this Act is passed.’.

Creation of a UK Border Police Force

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

NC4

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) There shall be a body corporate to be known as the UK Border Police Force.

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

        (a) detecting and removing illegal overstayers;

        (b) protecting United Kingdom borders;

        (c) investigating employers of illegal immigrants;

        (d) preventing and detecting human trafficking; and

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

      (3) Membership of the UK Border Police Force will be comprised of officers from—

        (a) the Immigration Service;

        (b) HM Revenue and Customs;

        (c) the Serious Organised Crime Agency;

        (d) specialist port police forces;

        (e) the Metropolitan Police Security Command;

        (f) the Security Services; and

        (g) such other organisations as the Secretary of State shall by order determine.

      (4) Before making an order under subsection (2)(e) the Secretary of State shall—

        (a) publish proposals;

        (b) consult members of the public and stakeholders; and

        (c) lay a draft before each House of Parliament.

      (5) Bodies to be consulted under subsection (4)(b) shall include—

        (a) the Metropolitan Police Commissioner;

        (b) representatives of the Association of Chief Police Officers;

        (c) the Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate;

        (d) representatives of the Serious Organised Crime Agency;

        (e) representatives of the Association of Police Authorities; and

        (f) such other people as the Secretary of State shall determine.’.

Damian Green
Mr Crispin Blunt

14

Page 17, line 32 [Clause 33], leave out from ‘requires’ to end of line 33 and insert ‘the Secretary of State to—

        (a) make a deportation order no less than one month before the end of the individual’s sentence, and

        (b) ensure the deportation of an individual against whom a deportation order has been made occurs not more than six months after the making of the order.’.

Verification of identity

Philip Davies

NC5

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘An immigration officer must ensure that any clothing covering the face, or part of the face, of an individual is removed for the purposes of verifying the identity of that individual upon entering or leaving the United Kingdom.’.

Philip Davies

15

Page 16, line 7 [Clause 31], leave out ‘of at least 12 months’.

Limit on immigration

Philip Davies

NC6

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State must by order specify the maximum number of non-European Union nationals who may be granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom each year.

      (2) An order under subsection (1) may contain such supplementary provisions as the Secretary of State considers necessary.

      (3) An order under subsection (1) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.’.

Asylum seekers: provisions of secure accommodation during application process

Philip Davies

NC7

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘In Part I of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) (regulation of entry into and stay in United Kingdom) after section 3 (general provision for regulation and control) insert—

    3ZA Provision of secure accommodation during application process

      (1) An applicant for asylum to whom this section applies shall be detained in secure accommodation for a maximum of 90 days while his application for asylum is processed.

      (2) At the expiry of the period of 90 days specified in subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall find alternative accommodation for the applicant until such time as his application has been processed.

      (3) This section does not apply to an applicant who is—

        (a) under the age of 18, or

        (b) the guardian of an applicant who is under the age of 18.”.’.


 
 
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