New Clause 16

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 20th March 2007.

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Fees

‘(1) Section 42 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19) (fees: power to set amount in excess of costs) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2) after paragraph (d) insert—

“(da) an application or process in connection with sponsorship of persons seeking leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom,”.

(3) After that subsection insert—

“(2A) Regulations under section 51(3) of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (fees), specifying the amount of a fee for a claim, application, service, process or other matter in respect of which an order has been made under section 51(1) or (2), may specify an amount which reflects (in addition to any costs referable to the claim, application, service, process or other matter) costs referable to—

(a) any other claim, application, service, process or matter in respect of which the Secretary of State has made an order under section 51(1) or (2),

(b) the determination of applications for entry clearances (within the meaning given by section 33(1) of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) (interpretation),

(c) the determination of applications for transit visas under section 41 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (transit passengers), or

(d) the determination of applications for certificates of entitlement to the right of abode in the United Kingdom under section 10 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41).”

(4) After subsection (3) insert—

“(3A) The amount of a fee under section 1 of the Consular Fees Act 1980 in respect of a matter specified in subsection (2A)(b) to (d) above may be set so as to reflect costs referable to any claim, application, service, process or other matter in respect of which the Secretary of State has made an order under section 51(1) or (2) of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (c. 13).”’.—[Mr. Byrne.]