Immigration Bill

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Home Office consulted the Department for Education and the Charity Commission about the impact of the Immigration Bill on charities; and if not, why not.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

During the development of the Immigration Bill there have been and continue to be many discussions across government departments including with Department for Education. Furthermore, several of the key elements in the Bill were subject to public consultation including proposals relating to migrant access to health, private rented accommodation, illegal working and family migration. A significant proportion of respondents were charities. There were also further discussions with individual charities that had an interest in specific parts of the Bill. It has not therefore been necessary to consult directly with the Charity Commission, which was able to participate in the public consultations along with any other organisation which wished to do so.

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