“Super-affirmative procedures for immigration rules

Part of Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:15 am ar 5 Mawrth 2019.

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New clause 40—Procedures before making and amending Immigration Rules—

“(1) Prior to making any amendments to Immigration Rules or making new Immigration Rules that impact upon persons whose right of free movement is ended by section 1 and schedule 1, the Secretary of State must lay before the House—

(a) an assessment of the impact of the proposed amendments or Rules on modern slavery, and

(b) an assessment of the impact of the proposed amendments or Rules on children.

(2) Prior to any amendments to Immigration Rules or new Rules coming into force that impact upon persons whose right of free movement is ended by section 1 and schedule 1, the Secretary of State must—

(a) lay a draft of the amendments or Rules before the House of Commons

(b) table an amendable motion for debate in respect of the draft amendments or Rules.

(3) Amendments to the motion tabled under subsection (2)(b) may instruct the Secretary of State to change the proposed amendments to the Immigration Rules or new Rules.”

This new clause would mean that changes to the Immigration Rules affecting people whose right of free movement is removed by the Bill were debated in Parliament, and that the Government could be instructed to amend the rules.