Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Thirty-Third Report



APPENDIX 1

Memorandum by the Home Office

IMMIGRATION (DESIGNATION OF TRAVEL BANS) ORDER 2000 (S.I. 2000/2724)

1. The Committee has requested a memorandum on the following point:

    Section 8B(8) of the Immigration Act 1971 requires an order under section 8B to be laid before Parliament "without delay". This instrument was made on 3 October 2000 but was not laid until 9 October. Explain the reason for the delay.

2. The small delay of six days (including a weekend) was due to a failure to inform the responsible administrative staff in the Home Office of the requirement that the order should be laid "without delay". The Home Office regrets the delay and will endeavour to ensure that it is not repeated in future.

17 November 2000


 
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