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".
- 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