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Immigration Act 2016

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2015-16

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Immigration Act 2016 c.19
12 May 2016
Commons

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

HL Bill 124 2015-16, Commons Insistance, Non-Insistance, Amendment in Lieu and Amendments to Lords Amendment
10 May 2016
Lords
Bill 169 2015-16, Lords Insistence, Reason, Non-Insistence and Amendments in Lieu
28 April 2016
Commons
HL Bill 118, 2015-16 Commons Reasons and amendments in lieu
25 April 2016
Lords
Bill 159 2015-16, Lords Amendments to the Bill
12 April 2016
Commons
23 March 2016
Lords
HL Bill 96 2015-16 (as amended in Committee)
11 February 2016
Lords
Bill 79 2015-16, as brought from the Commons
2 December 2015
Lords
Bill 96 2015-16 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
18 November 2015
Commons
17 September 2015
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
18 November 2015
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
11 February 2016
Lords

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

Revised Marshalled List of Motions to be Moved on Consideration of Commons Amendments
10 May 2016
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 9 May 2016
9 May 2016
Commons
Marshalled List of Motions to be Moved on Consideration of Commons Amendments
9 May 2016
Lords
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 5 May 2016
6 May 2016
Commons
Revised Marshalled List of motions and amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and amendments in lieu
26 April 2016
Lords
Marshalled List of motions and amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and amendments in lieu
25 April 2016
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 22 April 2016
25 April 2016
Commons
22 April 2016
Commons
Marshalled List of amendments to be moved on Third Reading
11 April 2016
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Third Reading
7 April 2016
Lords
Amendment to be moved on Third Reading
29 March 2016
Lords
Revised Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
18 March 2016
Lords
Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
17 March 2016
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
14 March 2016
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
11 March 2016
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Revised Marshalled List]
10 March 2016
Lords
Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
8 March 2016
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
7 March 2016
Lords
4 March 2016
Lords
3 March 2016
Lords
2 March 2016
Lords
1 March 2016
Lords
29 February 2016
Lords
26 February 2016
Lords
25 February 2016
Lords
24 February 2016
Lords
16 February 2016
Lords
11 February 2016
Lords
Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
5 February 2016
Lords
Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
1 February 2016
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List]
29 January 2016
Lords
Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
28 January 2016
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
25 January 2016
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
21 January 2016
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
20 January 2016
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
18 January 2016
Lords
Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
15 January 2016
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
14 January 2016
Lords
13 January 2016
Lords
12 January 2016
Lords
11 January 2016
Lords
8 January 2016
Lords
7 January 2016
Lords
6 January 2016
Lords
29 December 2015
Lords
23 December 2015
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 1 December 2015
1 December 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 November 2015
30 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2015
27 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 November 2015
26 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2015
24 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 November 2015
23 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 November 2015
19 November 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 November 2015
17 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 November 2015
16 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 November 2015
12 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2015
11 November 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 November 2015
10 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 November 2015
9 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 5 November 2015
6 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 5 November 2015
6 November 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 November 2015
5 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 November 2015
4 November 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 November 2015
3 November 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2015
30 October 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 October 2015
29 October 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 October 2015
28 October 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 October 2015
27 October 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2015
23 October 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 October 2015
22 October 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2015
21 October 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 October 2015
20 October 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 October 2015
19 October 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2015
16 October 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 October 2015
15 October 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 October 2015
14 October 2015
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Message
9 May 2016
Commons
Consideration Of Lords Ammendments
25 April 2016
Commons
Consideration on Report
30 November 2015
Commons
Consideration in Commiteee: Selection 6
16 November 2015
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 5
9 November 2015
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 4
4 November 2015
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
2 November 2015
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
28 October 2015
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
26 October 2015
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on consideration of Lords Messages as at 9 May 2016
10 May 2016
Commons
Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 25 April 2016
26 April 2016
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 1 December 2015
2 December 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 November 2015
18 November 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 November 2015
11 November 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 November 2015
6 November 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 November 2015
4 November 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 October 2015
30 October 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 27 October 2015
28 October 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 October 2015
23 October 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 October 2015
21 October 2015
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on Lords amendments and ping-pong stages
4 May 2016
Commons
Committee Stage Report
26 November 2015
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
6 October 2015
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Immigration Bill Schedule of Evidence Sessions
19 October 2015
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House of Lords Library Note
17 December 2015
Lords

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Written Evidence: British Medical Association further submission (IB40)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) (IB41)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Letter from the Solicitor General concerning clause 31 - legal aid for judicial review (IB42)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Oxford Against Slavery (IB43)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Letter from the Home Office on support for certain categories of migrant (IB44)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of Labour Providers (IB46)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Office of the City Remembrancer, City of London Corporation (IB47)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: René Cassin (IB45)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: British Retail Consortium (BRC) (IB48)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Frances Macfarlane (IB49)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Local Government Association (LGA) (IB50)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Letter from the Home Office to the Residential Landlords Association (IB51)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (IB52)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Hansen Palomares Solicitors (IB39)
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: consolidated pdf version
18 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Letter from the Solicitor General concerning measures on bank accounts (IB37)
10 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Letter from the Home Office on Definition of 'worker' and Test of 'reason to believe' (IB38)
10 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: UNHCR (IB31)
5 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association further submission part 6 and 7 (IB32)
5 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Letter from the Home Office on reform of support for certain categories of migrants (IB34)
5 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association further submission on Part 5 Support for Certain Categories of Migrants (IB35)
5 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Airport Operators Association (AOA) (IB36)
5 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Shelter (IB33)
5 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association further submission part 5 (IB24)
3 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) (IB25)
3 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Migration Yorkshire (IB26)
3 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Law Society of England and Wales (IB27)
3 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) (IB28)
3 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: National AIDS Trust (NAT) (IB29)
3 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Migration Watch UK (supplementary evidence) (IB30)
3 November 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society of Scotland (IB22)
29 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Crisis (IB23)
29 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Tai Pawb (housing for all) (IB12)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Country Land & Business Association (CLA) (IB13)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) further submission (IB14a)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) (Part 2) (IB14b)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) (Part 3) (IB14b)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Women for Refugee Women (IB15)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Detention Action (IB16)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Royal College of Nursing (IB17)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Housing Law Practitioners Association (IB18)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: British Red Cross (IB19)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (IB20)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: TUC (IB21)
27 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IB09)
22 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: British Medical Association (IB10)
22 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Chief Superintendent David Snelling, Sutton Police (IB11)
22 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: David Smith, Policy Director, Residential Landlords Association (IB01)
21 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: NSL (IB02)
21 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Recruitment and Employment Confederation (IB03)
21 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Coram Children's Legal Centre (IB04)
21 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Tony Smith CBE, Former Director General, UK Border Force (IB05)
21 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (IB06)
21 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Adrian Matthews, Policy Advisor, Office of the Children's Commissioner for England (IB07)
21 October 2015
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) (IB08)
21 October 2015
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other migrants without immigration status [UPDATED]
29 January 2016
REVISED - Overarching Impact Assessment
30 November 2015
Illegal working in relation to private hire vehicles etc.
24 November 2015
Introduction of Immigration Status Check to Alcohol and Late Night Refreshment Licence Applications
9 October 2015
Tackling existing current accounts held by illegal migrants
18 September 2015
Overarching Impact Assessment
17 September 2015
Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other illegal migrants
3 August 2015

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter dated 21/03/2016 from Lord Bates to Baroness Lister of Burtersett regarding issues raised during the Immigration Bill Report stage second day: the Right to Rent scheme, and an amendment to extend the grace period of Home Office asylum support
21 March 2016
Letter dated 18/03/2016 from Lord Bates to Lord Hope and others regarding whether the Immigration Bill 2015-16 was drafted on the assumption that the Scotland Bill will be passed in its current form. Correspondence (12 docs).
18 March 2016
Letter 1. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP
18 March 2016
Letter 2. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP
18 March 2016
Letter 3. Margaret Burgess MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
18 March 2016
Letter 4. Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP to Humza Yousaf MSP
18 March 2016
Letter 5. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Margaret Burgess MSP
18 March 2016
Letter 6. Alex Neil MSP to Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP
18 March 2016
Letter 7. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Michael Matheson MSP
18 March 2016
Letter 8. Alex Neil MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
18 March 2016
Letter 9. Alex Neil MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
18 March 2016
Letter 10. Michael Matheson MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
18 March 2016
Letter 11. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Alex Neil MSP
18 March 2016
Letter 12. Michael Matheson MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
18 March 2016
Letter dated 11/03/2016 from Lord Bates to the Earl of Listowel regarding Committee stage amendments to the care leavers provisions of the Immigration Bill.
11 March 2016
Letter dated 11/03/2016 from Lord Bates to Lord Ramsbotham regarding Lords Report amendments tabled to the Immigration Bill regarding a time limit on detention and detention of vulnerable people.
11 March 2016
Letter dated 01/03/2016 from Lord Bates to colleagues regarding issues raised during the Committee stage fifth day of the Immigration Bill
1 March 2016
Letter dated 23/02/2016 from Lord Keen of Elie to Lord Rosser regarding issues raised during Committee consideration 01/02/2016
23 February 2016
Letter dated 10/02/2016 from Lord Bates to Lord Rosser regarding issues raised during the fourth day of Committee stage Immigration Bill
10 February 2016
Letter from Theresa May MP, Nicky Morgan MP and Greg Clark MP to Council Leaders regarding the dispersal of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (as referenced in letter from Lord Bates dated 10/02/2016)
10 February 2016
Letter dated 03/02/2016 from Lord Bates to Lord Rosser and others regarding points raised relating to the immigration health charge
3 February 2016
Letter dated 28/01/2016 from Lord Bates to colleagues regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage of the Immigration Bill
28 January 2016
Letter dated 08/01/2016 from Lord Bates to Lord Rosser regarding issues raised during the Second Reading
8 January 2016
Letter dated 04/11/2015 from Robert Buckland QC MP to Albert Owen MP regarding measures on bank accounts in the Immigration Bill
4 November 2015

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

18 November 2015
Commons
11 November 2015
Commons
11 November 2015
Commons
6 November 2015
Commons
6 November 2015
Commons
4 November 2015
Commons
4 November 2015
Commons
30 October 2015
Commons
30 October 2015
Commons
28 October 2015
Commons
28 October 2015
Commons
23 October 2015
Commons
23 October 2015
Commons
21 October 2015
Commons
21 October 2015
Commons

Commons 1st reading

17 September 2015
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

13 October 2015
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
13 October 2015
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
13 October 2015
Commons

Commons Ways and Means resolution

Ways and Means resolution
13 October 2015
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
1 December 2015
Commons

Commons Report stage

1 December 2015
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

1 December 2015
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
2 December 2015
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
2 December 2015
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
22 December 2015
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
22 December 2015
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 5th sitting (Hansard)
9 February 2016
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
9 February 2016
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Hansard)
3 February 2016
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Minutes of proceedings)
3 February 2016
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
1 February 2016
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
1 February 2016
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
20 January 2016
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
20 January 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
18 January 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
18 January 2016
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
21 March 2016
Lords
Report: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
21 March 2016
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
15 March 2016
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
15 March 2016
Lords
Report: 1st sitting
9 March 2016
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
9 March 2016
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
12 April 2016
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
12 April 2016
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

25 April 2016
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
26 April 2016
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

9 May 2016
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Ping Pong (Hansard)
10 May 2016
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Porceedings)
10 May 2016
Lords

Royal Assent

Royal Assent (Hansard)
12 May 2016
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
12 May 2016