Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:00 pm on 9th October 2002.

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Photo of Earl Russell Earl Russell Liberal Democrat 10:00 pm, 9th October 2002

moved Amendment No. 23:

Page 13, line 26, at end insert-

"( ) The Secretary of State may not stop providing support under section 15 or 22 of this Act where-

(a) to stop providing such support would render the person or any dependant of his destitute within the meaning of section 17 of this Act or section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (provision of support), and

(b) the Secretary of State has not provided or arranged for the provision of support for the person under section 4 (accommodation for those temporarily admitted or released from detention) or section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999."