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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 3 June 2009

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

1

 

Clause  57,  page  45,  line  22,  after ‘Kingdom’, insert ‘or the responsibility of the UK

 

Government or UK agencies abroad’.

 

The Ilois: citizenship

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 6 of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 (c. 8) (The Ilois:

 

citizenship) omit subsection (2).’.

 

Establishment of UK Border Police Force

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

NC2

 

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 UK 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)    

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


 
 

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(a)    

publish proposals;

 

(b)    

consult members of the public and stakeholders; and

 

(c)    

lay a draft before each House of Parliament.

 

(4)    

Bodies to be consulted under subsection (3)(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

 

2

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  15,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

The Secretary of State must lay an annual report before the Houses of Parliament

 

detailing the amendments that have been made by order under subsection (1).’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

3

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  20,  leave out from ‘officer’ to ‘as’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

4

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  28,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

5

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Any designation made under this section must be approved by both Houses of

 

Parliament.’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

6

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  3,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

7

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  37,  leave out ‘make arrangements to delegate’ and insert

 

‘designate by approval of the Secretary of State’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

8

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Director of Border Revenue may not designate any official as a customs

 

revenue official unless they have been properly trained.’.


 
 

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Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

9

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  7,  at end add—

 

‘(8)    

Nothing in this Act shall enable any of the officers designated under this Part to

 

use any personal data of UK citizens to restrict their right to enter or leave the

 

United Kingdom for legitimate purposes.’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

10

 

Clause  20,  page  14,  leave out lines 19 and 20.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

11

 

Clause  20,  page  14,  line  25,  leave out ‘consent (which may be general or specific)’

 

and insert ‘specific consent’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

12

 

Clause  20,  page  14,  line  29,  after ‘relates’, insert ‘exclusively’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

13

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  25,  at end add—

 

‘(10)    

In the application of PACE orders by virtue of this section—

 

(a)    

no person may be detained in an office of the UK Border Agency which

 

has not been designated as a police cell for a period exceeding three

 

hours;

 

(b)    

no person may be detained in a police cell under powers granted to the

 

UK Border Agency for more than five days.’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

14

 

Clause  23,  page  18,  line  6,  leave out subsection (5) and add—

 

‘(5)    

A designated immigration officer or a designated customs official at a port in

 

England, Wales or Northern Ireland may detain an individual if the immigration

 

officer thinks that the individual—

 

(a)    

may be liable to arrest by a constable under section 24(1), (2), or (3) of

 

the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60) or Article 26(1), (2)

 

or (3) of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

 

(S.I., 1989/1341 (N.I. 12)), or

 

(b)    

is subject to a warrant for arrest.

 

(6)    

A designated immigration officer who detains an individual—

 

(a)    

must arrange for a constable to attend as soon as is reasonably

 

practicable;

 

(b)    

may search the individual for, and retain, anything that might be used to

 

assist escape or to cause physical injury to the individual or another

 

person;


 
 

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(c)    

must retain anything found on a search which the immigration officer

 

thinks may be evidence of the commission of an offence; and

 

(d)    

must, when the constable arrives, deliver to the constable the individual

 

and anything retained on a search.

 

(7)    

A designated immigration officer may use reasonable force for the purpose of

 

exercising a power under this section.

 

(8)    

Where an individual whom a designated immigration officer has detained or

 

attempted to detain under this section leaves the port, a designated immigration

 

officer may—

 

(a)    

pursue the individual, and

 

(b)    

return the individual to the port.

 

(9)    

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).’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

15

 

Clause  26,  page  20,  line  8,  leave out from ‘State’ to first ‘specified’ in line 9 and

 

insert ‘or the Director’.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

16

 

Clause  28,  page  21,  leave out lines 16 to 26.

 

Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

17

 

Page  22,  line  1,  leave out Clause 29.

 


 
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