Immigration Bill - Constitution Committee Contents

Immigration Bill

1.  The Immigration Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 17 September 2015. It received its first reading in the House of Lords on 2 December 2015. Second reading took place on 22 December 2015. Committee stage is expected to start on 18 January 2016.

2.  The Bill implements several policies set out in the Conservative Party's 2015 election manifesto, the overarching purpose of the Bill being, as the Explanatory Notes to the Bill put it, "to tackle illegal immigration by making it harder to live and work illegally in the UK".[1]

  1. We draw a number of matters to the attention of the House.

1   Explanatory Notes to the Immigration Bill, [Bill 79 (2015-16)-EN] para 2 Back

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