Equality Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 9th November 2005.

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Photo of Lord Dholakia Lord Dholakia Deputy Leader, House of Lords, Spokesperson in the Lords, Home Affairs 6:15 pm, 9th November 2005

moved Amendment No. 29:

After Clause 52, insert the following new clause—


(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint a person who is not a member of his staff to act as a monitor in relation to immigration cases.

(2) The person so appointed shall monitor in such manner as the Secretary of State may determine the operation of the exception in section 52(4)(f).

(3) The monitor shall make an annual report on the discharge of his functions to the Secretary of State.

(4) The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of any report made to him under subsection (3) before each House of Parliament.

(5) The Secretary of State shall pay to the monitor such fees and allowances (if any) as he may determine."