LETTER FROM THE IMMIGRATION LAW PRACTITIONERS'
RE: AMENDMENTS TO IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM BILL
The Immigration Law Practitioners' Association represents
barristers, solicitors and other organisations practising in immigration
and asylum law. The Association has worked on the Immigration
and Asylum Bill throughout its passage through parliament, commenting
on the text of the Bill, and amendments, and suggesting amendments
where considered appropriate.
ILPA welcomed the Committee's first report on the
Bill, of 7 July 1999 and we are aware that the Committee has been
asked to comment on issues within its competence raised by the
some 200 government amendments to the Bill tabled at report stage.
In the short time available ILPA cannot be sure that it has identified
all, or even all of the most important, delegated powers and deregulation
issues raised by the new amendments, but we nonetheless offer
the attached brief comments which may be of assistance to the
Committee. You are of course most welcome to contact ILPA if our
comments give rise to further queries.
ILPA Executive Committee
25 October 1999