UK Borders Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:13 pm on 11th October 2007.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Spokesperson in the Lords (Civil Liberties), Home Affairs, Spokesperson in the Lords (Africa), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs 3:13 pm, 11th October 2007

moved Amendment No. 18:

After Clause 17, insert the following new Clause—

"Permission to work

Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971, the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument make provision for asylum seekers—

(a) who are unable to return to their country of origin or who cannot be removed from the United Kingdom for any other reason; and(b) whose asylum appeal is outstanding for 12 months or more; to apply for permission to work."