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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 7 July 2009

 

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

 

1091-92

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords], As Amended

 

Entitlement to British citizenship by certain citizens of the Republic of Ireland

 

Andrew Mackinlay

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

After section 31 of the British Nationality Act 1981 (c.61) insert—

 

“31A  

Entitlement to British citizenship by certain citizens of the Republic of

 

Ireland

 

(1)    

If a person born in the Republic of Ireland on or after 1 January 1949

 

gives notice in writing to the Secretary of State claiming to remain a

 

British subject on either or both of the following grounds, namely—

 

(a)    

that he is or has been in Crown Service under the government of

 

the United Kingdom; and

 

(b)    

that he has associations by way of descent, residence or

 

otherwise with the United Kingdom or with any British overseas

 

territory.

 

    

he shall as from that time be a British subject by virtue of this subsection.

 

(2)    

A person who is a British subject by virtue of subsection (1) shall be

 

deemed to have remained a British subject from the date of his birth to

 

the time when he became a British subject by virtue of that subsection.”.’.

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

John McDonnell

 

8

 

Page  43,  line  42  [Clause  49],  at and insert—

 

‘(10)    

The following periods of absence from the labour market shall be disregarded for

 

the purposes of establishing whether an applicant is or has been in “continuous

 

employment”—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 7 July 2009                     

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Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(a)    

periods of involuntary unemployment duly recorded by an employment

 

agency or office lasting no more than six months,

 

(b)    

all authorised employment absences (whether expressly or by custom)

 

including maternity and paternity leave, illness, temporary cessations of

 

work and sabbaticals, and

 

(c)    

other periods of unemployment in circumstances where they have not

 

resulted in the cancellation or refusal of immigration leave.’.

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

9

 

Page  3,  line  35  [Clause  3],  leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

any officer transferred to the UK Border Agency from HM Revenue and

 

Customs, or

 

(b)    

any UK Border Agency employee recruited for that specific purpose,’.

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

10

 

Page  3,  line  43  [Clause  3],  leave out subsection (3).

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

11

 

Page  8,  line  4  [Clause  11],  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

any officer transferred to the UK Border Agency from HM Revenue and

 

Customs, or’.

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

12

 

Page  9,  line  10  [Clause  12],  leave out ‘or for a specified period,’.

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

13

 

Page  9,  line  11  [Clause  12],  leave out from ‘withdrawn’ to end of line 12.

 


 
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