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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 9th November 1999

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS


IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM BILL

NOTE

The Motion and Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Margaret Beckett in her Motion (Immigration and Asylum Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time)), namely Lords Amendment No. 135, followed by remaining Lords Amendments in numerical order.

On Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Immigration and Asylum Bill

Lords Amendment No. 135

   

Mr Secretary Straw
To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.

   

Miss Anne Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr John Greenway
To move the following Amendment to the Bill in lieu of the new Clause proposed by the Lords:—

(a)

Page     55,     line     21,     at end insert the following Clause:—

'Information on administrative arrangements

    .—(1) The Secretary of State shall, as soon as is reasonably practicable, ensure that adequate administrative arrangements ("the arrangements") are in place to implement the measures contained in Part VI of this Act ("the Part").

    (2) The Secretary of State shall, once the Part takes effect, certify to each House of Parliament that the arrangements are in place and publish information to demonstrate their adequacy.

    (3) This information shall include—

      (a) the average process times in the determination of initial asylum decisions;

      (b) the average process times in the determination of appeals to adjudicators in respect of initial asylum decisions;

      (c) the number of applicants and their dependants waiting for an initial asylum decision to be made;

      (d) the number of applicants and their dependants waiting for an appeal against an initial asylum decision to be decided; and

      (e) any other information that is necessary to demonstrate the adequacy of the arrangements.

    (4) Until a resolution of each House of Parliament has directed otherwise, the certification and the publication of information referred to in subsection (2) shall take place at intervals of not more than 60 days.'.


Lords Amendment No. 1

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

(a)

Line     8,     at end add—

    '(2) No person shall be accommodated by the Secretary of State under subsection (1) for a period exceeding 10 days.'.


Lords Amendment No. 139

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

   

Mr Neil Gerrard

(a)

Line     2,     leave out 'dependants of the asylum seeker' and insert 'the asylum seeker and his dependants'.


 
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