Amendments proposed to the Nationality, Immigration And Asylum Bill - continued House of Commons

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Support for council tax
   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Schedule 8 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 shall be amended by the insertion after paragraph 3 of the following—

          "(3A)   The regulations shall make provision that the needs of a person to be taken into account by the Secretary of State when deciding—

          (a) if a person is destitute, and

          (b) if support is required to be provided,

          (c) the amount of support to be provided shall include the rent and similar charges and the Council Tax if any payable by the person or his dependant.".

    (2)   Schedule 9 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 shall be amended by the insertion after paragraph 7 of the following—

          "(7A)   The regulations shall make provision that the needs of a person to be taken into account by the local authority when deciding

          (a) if a person is destitute, and

          (b) if support is required to be provided,

          (c) the amount of support to be provided shall include the rent and similar charges and the Council Tax if any payable by the person or his dependant.".

    (3)   The Secretary of State shall make provision by regulations made under Schedules 8 and 9 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in respect of a qualifying person to be paid whether directly or indirectly for the Council Tax and any court or bailiff's costs in respect of the qualifying period.

    (4)   In this section—

      (a) "A qualifying person" is a person

      (i) who or whose dependant was liable to pay Council Tax in respect of a time when he was or ought to have been in receipt of support under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999,

      (ii) whose needs to be met by the funder (subject to the resources of the person), as calculated by the funder did not include Council Tax, and

      (iii) where that person has not subsequently received Council Tax benefit in respect of that period.

      (b) "The qualifying period" is the period or periods in relation to which the person was a qualifying person,

      (c) "funder" is the Secretary of State in cases where the Secretary of State was the person supplying the support under section 95(1) and the relevant local authority when the support was supplied under section 95(13), and

      (d) "section 95" means section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

    (5)   This section shall come into force 7 days after the passing of this Act.'.


Travel expenses
   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Angela Watkinson
Mr Gregory Barker

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   The Secretary of State may make a payment to a person in respect of travel expenses which the person has incurred or will incur for the purposes of obtaining legal advice, assistance or representation on any matter relating to their immigration or asylum status, or in connection with any conditions placed upon them, appeals, or the practice, system and procedures of immigration control.'.


Consultation on data collection

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Before issuing the code referred to in sections 97 and 98, the Secretary of State must—

      (a) consult such persons as he considers appropriate; and

      (b) lay a draft before both Houses of Parliament.

    (2)   After laying the draft code before Parliament, the Secretary of State may bring the code into operation by an order.

    (3)   The Secretary of State may from time to time revise the whole or any part of the code and issue the code as revised.

    (4)   Subsection (3) also applies to any revision, or proposed revision, of the code.'.


Disclosure of information: duty to inform
   

Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

NC17

To move the following Clause—

    '(1)   Where information is provided pursuant to sections 100, 101, 104, 105 and 106 the person must be informed at the same time by the provider of the information that information has been disclosed.

    (2)   The person must be given the opportunity to challenge the accuracy of any information provided.'.


Documentation centre for country of origin information

   

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

NC21

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   The Secretary of State shall establish by order a documentation centre to provide country of origin information for use in the determination of asylum applications.

    (2)   The order providing for the establishment of the documentation centre shall also make provision which is calculated to ensure that responsibility for the functioning of the documentation centre will rest with a person or persons who is or are independent of the Secretary of State.

    (3)   The Secretary of State shall not make an order under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

    (4)   In particular, the Secretary of State may provide financial support to an organisation in the United Kingdom to enable that organisation to assume the function of a documentation centre.'.


EXTRACT FROM ORDER OF THE HOUSE [24TH APRIL]

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    (3)   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 16th May.

    (4)   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [9TH MAY]

       That the Order of 24th April (Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (Programme)) be amended by the substitution in paragraph (3) (proceedings in Standing Committee) of the words 'Tuesday 21st May' for the words 'Thursday 16th May'.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [30TH APRIL]

       That—

      (1) during proceedings on the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill the Standing Committee do meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at Nine o'clock and half-past Two o'clock, except that on Thursday 2nd May the Committee shall not meet and on Tuesday 7th May the Committee shall not meet at half-past Four o'clock;

      (2) the proceedings to be taken on a sitting shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

      (3) the proceedings which under paragraph (2) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

      (4) paragraph (2) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) on any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (2) if all previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE

SittingProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
1stClauses 1 to 3, Schedule 1, Clauses 4 to 13, Schedule 2
9.55 pm
2nd and 3rdClauses 14 to 3311.25 am at 3rd Sitting
4thClauses 34 to 447pm
5th and 6thClauses 45 to 59, Schedule 3, Clauses 60 to 78, Schedule 4, Clauses 79 to 90, Schedules 5 and 6


9.55 pm at 6th sitting
7thClauses 91 to 126, Schedule 7, Clauses 127 to 129

11.25 am
8thNew Clauses, New Schedules and remaining proceedings on the Bill

7 pm


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [9TH MAY]

       That in the Order of the Committee of 30th April 2002 relating to programming, the following shall be substituted for the entries in the Table for the 2nd to 8th sittings—

'2nd, 3rd and 4thClauses 14 to 337 pm at 4th sitting
5th and 6thClauses 34 to 589.55 pm at 6th sitting
7th and 8thClauses 94 to 126, Schedule 7, Clauses 127 to 129
7 pm at 8th sitting
9th and 10thClause 59, Schedule 3, Clauses 60 to 78, Schedule 4, Clauses 79 to 90, Schedules 5 and 6, Clauses 91 to 93, New Clauses, New Schedules and remaining proceedings on the Bill






9.55 pm at 10th sitting'.


 
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