Clause 17

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West 5:15 pm, 13th March 2007

With this it will be convenient to discuss new clause 15—Asylum seekers—

‘(1) This section applies for the purposes of—

(a) Part VI (and section 4) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (support and accommodation for asylum-seekers),

(b) Part 2 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) (accommodation centres), and

(c) Schedule 3 to that Act (withholding and withdrawal of support).

(2) In section 94(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (Interpretation of Part IV) and paragraph 17(1) of Schedule 3 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) (Withholding and withdrawal of support), for the definition of “asylum-seeker” substitute—

“asylum-seeker” means a person—

(a) who is at least 18 years old;

(b) who has made a claim for asylum at a place designated by the Secretary of State;

(c) whose claim has been recorded by the Secretary of State;

(d) who remains in the United Kingdom following the making of a claim for asylum; and

(e) who is subject to immigration control but does not currently have leave to enter or remain.”.

(3) The following provisions are hereby repealed—

(a) sections 4(2), (3) and (4) and 94(3), (4), (5), (6), (8) and (9) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33);

(b) paragraphs 6, 7A and 17(2) and (3) of Schedule 3 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41); and

(c) section 9 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19).

(4) Omit paragraph 4(1)(e) of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendments) Regulations 2004, No. 614.’.