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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 14 July 2009

 

Consideration of Bill

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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


 

New ClauseS

 

Short-term holding facilities

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 147 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (removal centres

 

and detained persons: interpretation), in the definition of “short-term holding

 

facility”—

 

(a)    

after “used” insert “—(a)”, and

5

(b)    

at the end insert “, or

 

(b)    

for the detention of—

 

(i)    

detained persons for a period of not more than

 

seven days or for such other period as may be

 

prescribed, and

10

(ii)    

persons other than detained persons for any

 

period.”’.

 

As Amendments to Secretary Alan Johnson’s proposed New Clause (Short-term

 

holding facilities) (NC2):—

 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

(a)

 

Line  6,  after ‘detention’, insert ‘by an immigration officer, general customs

 

official or Customs revenue official’.


 
 

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Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

(b)

 

Line  10,  leave out ‘for any period’ and insert ‘for not longer than six hours’.

 


 

Transfer of certain immigration judicial review applications

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In section 31A of the Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54) (England and Wales:

 

transfer from the High Court to the Upper Tribunal)—

 

(a)    

after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

If Conditions 1, 2, 3 and 5 are met, but Condition 4 is not, the

 

High Court must by order transfer the application to the Upper

 

Tribunal.”, and

 

(b)    

after subsection (7) insert—

 

“(8)    

Condition 5 is that the application calls into question a decision

 

of the Secretary of State not to treat submissions as an asylum

 

claim or a human rights claim within the meaning of Part 5 of the

 

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) wholly or

 

partly on the basis that they are not significantly different from

 

material that has previously been considered (whether or not it

 

calls into question any other decision).”

 

(2)    

In section 25A of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23) (Northern

 

Ireland: transfer from the High Court to the Upper Tribunal)—

 

(a)    

after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

If Conditions 1, 2, 3 and 5 are met, but Condition 4 is not, the

 

High Court must by order transfer the application to the Upper

 

Tribunal.”, and

 

(b)    

after subsection (7) insert—

 

“(8)    

Condition 5 is that the application calls into question a decision

 

of the Secretary of State not to treat submissions as an asylum

 

claim or a human rights claim within the meaning of Part 5 of the

 

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) wholly or

 

partly on the basis that they are not significantly different from

 

material that has previously been considered (whether or not it

 

calls into question any other decision).”

 

(3)    

In section 20 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (c. 15)

 

(Scotland: transfer from the Court of Session to the Upper Tribunal)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1), for the “and” at the end of paragraph (a) substitute—

 

“(aa)    

must, if Conditions 1, 2 and 5 are met, but Condition 4

 

is not, and”, and

 

(b)    

after subsection (5) insert—


 
 

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Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

“(5A)    

Condition 5 is that the application calls into question a decision

 

of the Secretary of State not to treat submissions as an asylum

 

claim or a human rights claim within the meaning of Part 5 of the

 

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) wholly or

 

partly on the basis that they are not significantly different from

 

material that has previously been considered (whether or not it

 

calls into question any other decision).”’.

 


 

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.”.’.

 


 

Amendment of the immigration rules relating to gurkhas

 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Immigration Rules, as laid before Parliament under section 3(2) of the

 

Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77), are amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In Rule 276F (requirements for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom as a

 

Gurkha discharged from the British Army) omit paragraphs (ii) and (iii).

 

(3)    

In Rule 276I (requirements for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom

 

as a Gurkha discharged from the British Army) omit paragraphs (ii) and (iii).


 
 

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(4)    

Gurkhas discharged from the British Army prior to 1997 shall have parity with

 

Commonwealth servicemen in terms of the requirements for indefinite leave to

 

enter and remain in the United Kingdom.’.

 


 

Financial support for asylum seekers

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 4(11)(b) omit “not”.’.

 


 

Consequences of failure to fulfil requirements for naturalisation

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Failure to satisfy the requirements set out in Schedule 1 to the British Nationality

 

Act 1981 (c. 61) shall not exclude the possibility of the grant of a further period

 

of probationary citizenship, or other immigration leave.’.

 


 

Right of appeal to court of appeal

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Section 13(6) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (c. 15) (right

 

of appeal to court of appeal etc.) does not apply in relation to immigration and

 

nationality appeals from the Upper Tribunal.’.

 



 
 

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Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Exemptions to the application of Part 2

 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Nothing in this Part shall affect an application for indefinite leave to remain in

 

the United Kingdom or for British citizenship if it—

 

(a)    

has been submitted at any time in the 12 months after the commencement

 

of this Part; or

 

(b)    

is made prior to the commencement of this Part.’.

 


 

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,’.

 

Mr Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

18

 

Page  3,  line  36  [Clause  3],  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

a police officer’.

 

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’.

 



 
 

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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.

 


 

Mr Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

19

 

Page  15,  line  39  [Clause  21],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall lay an annual report before Parliament on the data-

 

sharing activities under this section.’.

 


 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

15

 

Page  19,  line  23,  leave out Clause 25.

 

Mr Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

20

 

Page  19,  line  29  [Clause  25],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The designation of short-term holding facilities must be renewed every six

 

months.’.

 


 

Mr Damian Green

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

21

 

Page  22,  line  27  [Clause  28],  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

The Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency may delegate his responsibility to

 

inspect facilities to Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary.’.

 



 
 

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Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

3

 

Page  24,  line  9  [Clause  30],  at end insert—

 

‘(2B)    

Regulations made under subsection (1) or (2A) may make provision conferring

 

functions on the Independent Police Complaints Commission in respect of the

 

exercise of immigration and customs functions and the provision of services

 

pursuant to arrangements relating to the discharge of those functions whether in

 

the UK or overseas.’.

 


 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

4

 

Page  30,  line  6  [Clause  39],  after first ‘the’, insert ‘average’.

 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

5

 

Page  30,  line  10  [Clause  39],  after ‘period’, insert ‘, save that periods during which

 

A was in the United Kingdom with leave other than that conferring qualifying

 

immigration status shall be disregarded for the purpose of considering whether A had

 

qualifying immigration status for the whole period’.

 

Chris Huhne

 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

1

 

Page  30,  line  13  [Clause  39],  leave out from ‘abode’ to end of line 14 and insert ‘,

 

or a permanent EEA entitlement or refugee status or humanitarian protection;’.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Paul Rowen

 

40

 

Page  31,  line  17  [Clause  39],  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

After sub-paragraph (5) (inserted by subsection (10) above) insert—

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State shall exercise his discretion under sub-paragraph (ba)

 

above in favour of individuals recognised as having a refugee status in the UK, so

 

as to treat time spent awaiting the outcome of their asylum claim as time spent

 

with a qualifying immigration status, unless there are exceptional reasons why he

 

should not.”’.

 



 
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