“(1) This section applies if—
(a) an age assessment is conducted on an age-disputed person (“P”) under section (
(b) the decision-maker decides that P is an age other than the age that P claims (or is claimed) to be.
(2) P may appeal to the First-tier Tribunal against the decision-maker’s decision.
(3) On the appeal, the Tribunal must—
(a) determine P’s age on the balance of probabilities, and
(b) assign a date of birth to P.
(4) In making the determination, the Tribunal may consider any matter which it thinks relevant, including—
(a) any matter of which the decision-maker was unaware, and
(b) any matter arising after the date of the decision appealed against.
(5) A determination on an appeal under subsection (2) is binding—
(a) on the Secretary of State and immigration officers when exercising immigration functions in relation to P, and
(b) on a local authority that has exercised or may exercise functions under relevant children’s legislation in relation to P.
(6) This section is subject to—
(a) section (
(b) section (
This new clause provides a right of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal against an age assessment conducted by the NAAB or a local authority.