Special Immigration Appeals Commission

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission against detention under anti-terrorism and removal of nationality legislation are outstanding; what dates have been set for each of those appeals; what the expected timetable is for each of those appeals (a) for open session hearings and (b) in total for each case; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs)

There are currently four appeals outstanding before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC); three of the appeals are against certification pursuant to Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, with the remaining appeal brought against an order of the Secretary of the State for the Home Department pursuant to s40A of the British Nationality Act 1981. A provisional timetable for the serving of evidence by both parties in each of the outstanding appeals has been issued by SIAC. For the three appeals pursuant to Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 the provisional timetables are as follows:

Timetable of Appeal for I, Issued 9 January 2004, Date for Submission

Rule 38 hearing to commence

12 April 2004

Provisional substantive hearing date

8 June 2004

Timetable of Appeal for S, Issued 9 January 2004, Date for Submission

Rule 38 hearing to commence

21 June 2004

Provisional substantive hearing date

12 July 2004

Timetable of Appeal for K, Issued 9 January 2004, Date for Submission

Rule 38 hearing to commence

2 June 204

Provisional substantive hearing date

22 June 2004

The timetable for the outstanding appeal brought against an order of the Secretary of the State for the Home Department pursuant to s40A of the British Nationality Act 1981 is as follows:

Timetable of Appeal for Mostafa Kamel Mostafa aka Abu Hamza, Issued 26 April 2004, Date for Submission

Amendments to the Appellant's Grounds of Appeal, whether by addition or deletion, to be notified to the respondent and the Commission

30 July 2004

Provisional substantive hearing date

10 January 2005

Agreement as to the mixture of open and closed sessions of the appeals will be decided on the first day of each relevant substantive appeal.

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