New Clause 11

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 20th March 2007.

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Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Relationship with other bodies: non-interference notices

‘(1) Subsection (2) applies if the Chief Inspector believes that—

(a) a prescribed person proposes to inspect any aspect of the work of the Border and Immigration Agency, and

(b) the inspection may impose an unreasonable burden on the Agency.

(2) The Chief Inspector may give the prescribed person a notice prohibiting a specified inspection.

(3) The prescribed person shall comply with the notice, unless the Secretary of State cancels it on the grounds that the inspection would not impose an unreasonable burden on the Agency.

(4) A notice must—

(a) be in the prescribed form, and

(b) contain the prescribed information.

(5) The Secretary of State may by order make provision about—

(a) the timing of notices;

(b) the publication of notices;

(c) the revision or withdrawal of notices.’.—[Mr. Byrne.]