Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 12th February 2019.

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[Sir David Amess in the Chair]

Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West 9:25 am, 12th February 2019

Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. As usual, please switch off your mobile phones—I have done so. Tea and coffee are not allowed, and we have been told to be strict about that—I am a tea-oholic myself, but I am afraid it is just water.

Today we will consider the programme motion on the amendment paper. We will then consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication, and then a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions before the oral evidence session. In view of the time available, I hope that we can take these matters formally, without debate.

I call the Minister to move the programme motion, which was discussed yesterday by the Programming Sub-Committee for the Bill.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 12 February) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 12 February;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 14 February;

(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 26 February;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 28 February;

(e) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 5 March;

(f) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 7 March;

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

TABLE

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 12 February

Until no later than 10.30 am

Professor Bernard Ryan, Professor of Migration Law, University of Leicester; Professor Alan Manning, Chair Migration Advisory Committee

Tuesday 12 February

Until no later than 11.00 am

Migration Watch UK

Tuesday 12 February

Until no later than 11.25 am

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Tuesday 12 February

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Universities UK; TUC; Royal College of Nursing;

Tuesday 12 February

Until no later than 4.00 pm

Liberty; Justice

Tuesday 12 February

Until no later than 4.30 pm

CBI

Tuesday 12 February

Until no later than 5.00 pm

Focus on Labour Exploitation

Thursday 14 February

Until no later than 12.30 pm

Detention Action; The Children‘s Society; Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association; Deloitte LLP; Amnesty International UK

Thursday 14 February

Until no later than 1.00 pm

Hilary Brown, Director, Virgo Consultancy Services; Martin Hoare, Senior Partner, H & S Legal Solicitors

Thursday 14 February

Until no later than 2.30 pm

National Farmers Union

Scotland

Thursday 14 February

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Professor Steven Peers, Professor of EU, Human Rights and World Trade Law, University of Essex

Thursday 14 February

Until no later than 3.30 pm

Professor Stijn Smismans, Director of the Cardiff Centre for European Law and Governance; The 3 Million

Thursday 14 February

Until no later than 4.30 pm

Institute for Government

Thursday 14 February

Until no later than 5.00 pm

Britain in Europe

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1; Clauses 2 to 5; Schedules 2 and 3; Clauses 6 and 7; new Clauses; new Schedules; 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 Thursday 7 March.—

Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

That means that the deadline for amendments to be considered at the Committee’s first sitting for line-by-line consideration will be the rise of the House on Thursday 21 February.

Resolved,

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

Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room.

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.—(Caroline Nokes.)

The Committee deliberated in private.