Immigration Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 20th October 2015.

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[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair]

Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 9:30 am, 20th October 2015

Before we begin, I have a few points to make. Please switch electronic devices to silent mode. For some reason I have never entirely understood, tea and coffee are not allowed during the sittings. Today we will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper, then a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions before our oral evidence sessions, and then a motion to enable the reporting of witnesses’ evidence for publication. Given the time, to allow us most time for cross-examining witnesses I hope that we will be able to take the motions formally.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.30 am on Tuesday 20 October) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 20 October;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 22 October;

(c) at 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 27 October;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 29 October;

(e) at 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 3 November;

(f) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 5 November;

(g) at 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 10 November;

(h) at 9.30 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 17 November;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:

TABLE

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than 10.15 am

Still Human, Still Here; the Refugee Council; Scottish Refugee Council

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than 10.45 am

The Migration Advisory Committee

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than 11.25 am

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation; the National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers; Focus on Labour Exploitation

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than 2.30 pm

The Confederation of British Industry

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Migration Watch UK

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than 3.45 pm

National Landlords Association; the Residential Landlords Association; the British Bankers Association

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than 4.15 pm

The Metropolitan Police; Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than 5.00 pm

The Children’s Society; Coram Children’s Legal Centre; the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Thursday 22 October

Until no later than 1.00 pm

The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association; Manjit Gill Q.C., Colin Yeo, barrister; the Detention Forum; Migrants’ Rights Network

Thursday 22 October

Until no later than 2.45 pm

The Local Government Association; the Association of Directors of Children’s Services

Thursday 22 October

Until no later than 3.30 pm

The UNHCR; the British Red Cross

Thursday 22 October

Until no later than 4.30 pm

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants; Amnesty International; the Equality and Human Rights Commission; Liberty

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 10; Schedule 1; Clause 11; Schedule 2; Clauses 12 to 18; Schedule 3; Clauses 19 to 27; Schedule 4; Clauses 28 and 29; Schedule 5; Clauses 30 to 34; Schedule 6; Clause 35; Schedule 7; Clause 36; Schedule 8; Clauses 37 to 50; Schedule 9; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 51 to 56; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 17 November.—(James Brokenshire.)

Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough

On the basis of the programme motion, the deadline for amendments to be considered on 27 October, when the Committee will begin line-by-line scrutiny of the Bill, is the rise of the House on Thursday 22 October.

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(James Brokenshire.)

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(James Brokenshire.)

Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room. We will now go into private session to discuss our lines of questioning, so anyone who should not be here should now please go.

The Committee deliberated in private.