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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 7th May 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE E


NATIONALITY, IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [30th April]

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

18

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     6,     after 'of', insert 'a maximum of 250'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

44

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     6,     after 'of', insert 'no more than 250'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

126

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     6,     after 'persons', insert 'in locations suitable to the cultural and other needs of those to be accommodated.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

125

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     6,     after 'Part', insert 'in urban areas'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

167

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     6,     at end insert 'provided such premises are publicly owned and that their management and employees are directly employed by the Home Office or relevant local authority.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

170

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   These arrangements must only be made with contractors who can prove that neither they nor any agent or employee has a record of criminal conviction for offences of violence, neglect or abuse of any child or have been held to have failed to repair property under their control, participated in harassment of tenants or licencees or to have acted in breach of the Race Relations Act 1976.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

19

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     8,     at end add—

    '(3)   Each accommodation centre shall hold a maximum of 250 people at any one time.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

127

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     8,     at end add—

    '(3)   Prior to providing an accommodation centre, the Home Secretary shall consult formally with, and receive representations orally or in writing from the relevant local authorities, health authorities, and police authority.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

128

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     8,     at end add—

    '(4)   Where a local authority objects in writing to the provision of an accommodation centre within its area, the Secretary of State shall hold a public inquiry.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

168

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     8,     at end add—

    '(3)   No accommodation centre shall be established unless the Secretary of State is satisfied that it provides adequate accommodation and facilities with especial reference to:

      (a) location

      (b) provision of separate accommodation for each household or person

      (c) the health and safety of residents and staff

      (d) the availability of appropriate support and advice services in the locality.

    (4)   In determining that an accommodation centre provides adequate accommodation and facilities the Secretary of State shall consult with and have regard to the views of

      (a) the local authority of the area

      (b) the health authorities for the area

      (c) the Legal Services Commission

      (d) the police authority

      (e) relevant professional bodies.'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

129

Clause     15,     page     9,     line     12,     after 'centre', insert 'for a maximum period of three months'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

171

Clause     15,     page     9,     line     16,     at end insert 'and

      (c) neither the person nor his dependants has previously been accommodated in an accommodation centre for a period of six months in total.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

169

Clause     15,     page     9,     line     25,     leave out paragraph (d).


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

130

Clause     16,     page     9,     line     39,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

131

Clause     16,     page     10,     line     4,     after '18', insert 'for whom he is the parent or guardian'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

172

Clause     16,     page     10,     line     5,     at end insert—

       'or

      (c) it is not practicable for him to return to any other country.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

132

Clause     16,     page     10,     line     13,     after '1950', add 'or Article 8 ("right to private life") of that Convention.'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

173

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     17,     leave out 'and' and insert 'or'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

174

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     21,     leave out 'and' and insert 'or'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

175

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     32,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

176

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     36,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

133

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     39,     at end insert 'having regard to all the circumstances'.

   

Angela Eagle

104

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     41,     leave out 'or assets which are' and insert 'which is'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

134

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     43,     at end insert 'having regard to all the circumstances'.

   

Angela Eagle

105

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     43,     at end insert—

      '() enable or require the Secretary of State in deciding whether a person is destitute to have regard to assets of a prescribed kind which he or a dependant of his has or might reasonably be expected to have;'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

135

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     5,     after 'class', add 'which shall be defined by the Secretary of State in regulations to be laid before both Houses of Parliament'.

   

Ms Karen Buck
Mr Neil Gerrard

103

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     5,     at end add—

      '(c) is over 18 years of age'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

136

Clause     19,     page     11,     line     8,     leave out 'and decide'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker
Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

137

Clause     19,     page     11,     line     8,     at end insert 'in accordance with Article 3 of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

138

Clause     20,     page     11,     line     26,     at end add 'for a period of no longer than three months'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

177

Clause     20,     page     11,     line     26,     at end add 'for a period of no longer than six months in total.'.


   

Angela Eagle

106

Clause     21,     page     11,     line     28,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   A residence restriction may include a requirement to reside at an accommodation centre.

    (1A)   In subsection (1) "residence restriction" means a restriction imposed under—

      (a) paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971 (c.77) (temporary admission or release from detention), or

      (b) paragraph 2(5) of Schedule 3 to that Act (control pending deportation).'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

140

Clause     21,     page     11,     line     31,     after 'centre', insert 'for a period of no longer than three months'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

179

Clause     21,     page     11,     line     31,     at end insert 'for a period of no longer than 6 months in total.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

139

Clause     21,     page     11,     line     36,     leave out 'whether by him or by someone else' and insert 'by himself of a member of his family'.

 
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