Briefings on the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill 2009

This page contains briefings for parliamentary scrutiny of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill.  Briefings appear in reverse chronological order.

Other documents relevant to this Bill are available on the Non-Parliamentary Briefings, Submissions and Responses page.  Of particular significance are ILPA's responses to the UK Border Agency's consultations on draft statutory guidance on section 55, Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 (children's welfare), Earning the right to stay: A new points test for citizenship, The Path to Citizenship Green Paper and Strengthening the Common Travel Area.  

Also see ILPA's compilation of Ministerial Statements made during the passage of this Bill.

House of Commons Report

13 July 2009
Briefing on Presumed Purposes of Amendments

July 2009
Briefing on Government Amendments on Short-term Holding Facilities (Amendments 15, 16 and New Clause 2)

July 2009
Briefing on Support for Asylum Seekers, Section 4 (Amendment New Clause 4)

July 2009
Briefing on Part 2 (Citizenship)

July 2009
Briefing on Transfer of Judicial Reviews & Appeals to the Court of Appeal

July 2009
Briefing on Proposed Amendments for Part 4 (Transfer of Judicial Reviews & Appeals to the Court of Appeal)

House of Commons Committee

June 2009
Briefing on Presumed Purposes of Tabled Amendments to Parts 3 (Immigration) & 4 (Miscellaneous)

June 2009
Briefing on Presumed Purposes of Tabled Amendments New Clauses

June 2009
Briefing on Clause 52 (restrictions on studies)

June 2009
Briefing on Clause 55 & Government Amendments (transfer of judicial reviews & appeals to Court of Appeal)

June 2009
Briefing on Proposed Amendments to Part 1 (Border Functions)

June 2009
Briefing on Proposed Amendments to Part 2 (Citizenship: naturalisation)

June 2009
Briefing on Proposed Amendments to Part 2 (Citizenship: nationality law)

June 2009
Briefing on Proposed Amendments to Parts 3 (Immigration) and 4 (Miscellaneous)

June 2009
Briefing on Presumed Purposes of Tabled Amendments to Part 1 (Border Functions)

June 2009
Briefing on Presumed Purposes of Tabled Amendments to Part 2 (Citizenship)

June 2009
Briefing on Amendment 54 (Hong Kong war wives and widows)

June 2009
Briefing on Amendment New Clause 6 (stateless children)

June 2009
Briefing on Amendment New Clause 7 (legitimacy)

House of Commons Second Reading

2 June 2009
Briefing for Second Reading on Chagos Islanders: nationality

2 June 2009
General Briefing for Second Reading

2 June 2009
Briefing for Second Reading on naturalisation (citizenship) provisons

Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry on the Bill

6 March 2009
Memorandum of Evidence for Home Affairs Committee

House of Lords Report

April 2009
Briefing on Presumed Purpose of Tabled Amendments to Parts 3 (Immigration) & 4 (Miscellaneous) (as at 31 March 2009)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 4 Clause 52 Amendments Nos. 55C, 55D, 56 & 62A (transfer of judicial review)

March 2009
Briefing on Presumed Purpose of Tabled Amendments to Parts 1 (Border Functions) & 2 (Citizenship) (as at 23 March 2009)

March 2009
Biefing on Part 1 (Border Functions, in particular clauses 23, 25, 28 and 30)

March 2009
Briefing on Clauses 39 to 41 (naturalisation)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendments 44 and 46 (decent through the female line)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 45 (Chagos Islanders)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 47 (legitimacy)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 48 (stateless children)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendments 49 and 50 (good character - children)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 51 (good character - war wives and widows)

March 2009
Briefing on Proposed Amendments: Part 1 (Border Functions) and Part 2 (Citizenship: naturalisation provisions only)

March 2009
Briefing on Proposed Amendments: Part 2 (acquisition by birth and registration)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 1 (Border Functions)

House of Lords Committee 

March 2009
Briefing on Part 4 Clause 51 (Children: age disputes)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 4 Clause 51 (Children: 'in the UK')

March 2009
Briefing on Part 4 Clause 50 (Judicial Review: nationality)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 4 Clause 50 (Judicial Review: mandatory transfer)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 3 Clause 47 (Students)

March 2009
Briefing on Part 3 Clause 46 (Common Travel Area)

February 2009
Briefing on Presumed Purpose of Tabled Amendments to Part 2 (Citizenship) (as at 25 February 2009)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Clause 43 (good character) Amendment 105 (war wives and widows)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 101 (acquisition by registration - minors)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 100 (acquisition by birth or adoption, children of British nationals)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 99 (legitimacy)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 98 (section 4B: acquisition by registration British nationals, Goldsmith Review)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 97 (section 4B: modalities of registration)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 95 (acquisition by registration - minors)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 94 (stateless children of British citizens)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Amendment 93 (stateless children of British nationals)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 (The Ilois: Chagos Islanders)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Clause 41 (descent through the female line)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 New Clause before Clause 41 Amendment 90 (British National (Overseas))

February 2009
Briefing on Part 2 Clauses 40 and 42 (children born to members of armed forces)

February 2009
Briefing on Clause 39 (2) (naturalisation: qualifying period - Henry VIII clause)

February 2009
Briefing on Clause 39 (naturalisation: qualifying period - activity condition)

February 2009
Briefing on Clause 38 (naturalisation: absences and family association)

February 2009
Briefing on Clause 37 (naturalisation: temporary admission and pending refugee/human rights claims)

February 2009
Briefing on Clause 37 (naturalisation: continuous employment)

February 2009
Briefing on Clause 37 (naturalisation: absences)

February 2009
Briefing on Clause 37 (naturalisation: probationary citizenship)

February 2009
Briefing on New Clause before Clause 37 (naturalisation: probationary citizenship)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 1 Clause 28 (complaints and misconduct, IPCC jurisdiction)

February 2009
Briefing on Part 1 Clause 22 (Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) powers)

House of Lords Second Reading

February 2009
General Briefing for Second Reading

February 2009
Briefing for Second Reading (Clause 50 Transfer of Judicial Review)

January 2009
Briefing for Second Reading (and for Policing and Crime Bill) on Baby Trafficking

Pre House of Lords Second Reading

January 2009
Initial General Briefing

3 December 2008
Briefing for House of Commons Debate on the Queen's Speech - Home Affairs

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