Report (1st Day)

Part of Immigration Bill – in the House of Lords at 7:16 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Amendment 12

Moved by Lord Taylor of Holbeach

12: After Clause 15, insert the following new Clause—

“Report by Chief Inspector on administrative review

(1) Before the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which section 15 comes into force, the Secretary of State must commission from the Chief Inspector a report that addresses the following matters—

(a) the effectiveness of administrative review in identifying case working errors;

(b) the effectiveness of administrative review in correcting case working errors;

(c) the independence of persons conducting administrative review (in terms of their separation from the original decision-maker).

(2) On completion of the report, the Chief Inspector must send it to the Secretary of State.

(3) The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a copy of the report received under subsection (2).

(4) In this section—

“administrative review” means review conducted under the immigration rules;

“case working error” has the meaning given in the immigration rules;

the “Chief Inspector” means the Chief Inspector established under section 48 of the UK Borders Act 2007;

“immigration rules” has the same meaning as in the Immigration Act 1971.”

Amendment 12 agreed.

Amendments 13 and 14 not moved.

Consideration on Report adjourned until not before 8.27 pm.