New Clause 3

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

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Assaulting an immigration officer: powers of arrest, &c.

‘(1) An immigration officer may arrest a person without warrant if the officer reasonably suspects that the person has committed or is about to commit an offence under section [Assaulting an immigration officer: offence].

(2) An offence under section [Assaulting an immigration officer: offence] shall be treated as—

(a) a relevant offence for the purposes of sections 28B and 28D of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) (search, entry and arrest), and

(b) an offence under Part 3 of that Act (criminal proceedings) for the purposes of sections 28(4), 28E, 28G and 28H (search after arrest, &c.) of that Act.

(3) The following provisions of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) shall have effect in connection with an offence under section [Assaulting an immigration officer: offence] of this Act as they have effect in connection with an offence under that Act—

(a) section 28I (seized material: access and copying),

(b) section 28J (search warrants: safeguards),

(c) section 28K (execution of warrants), and

(d) section 28L(1) (interpretation).’.—[Mr. Byrne.]