New Clause 3

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee on 18th June 2009.

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Common Travel Area

‘(1) In section 1(3) of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) (general principles: the common travel area), for the words from the beginning to “a person” substitute “A person who arrives in the United Kingdom on a local journey from any of the Islands or the Republic of Ireland shall not”.

(2) In section 11(2) of that Act (meaning of disembark and embark), in paragraphs (a) and (b), omit “or elsewhere in the common travel area”.’. —(Mr. Woolas.)

This amendment reinstates the clause as introduced. It removes provision in the Immigration Act 1971 stating that persons arriving in/departing from the UK from/to another part of the CTA are not subject to control and changes the definition of disembark and embark in relation to the CTA.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 5.

Question accordingly agreed to.

New clause 3 read a Second time, and added to the Bill.