Parliamentary Briefings (General)

This page contains ILPA's parliamentary briefings, submissions and responses including briefings on secondary legislation and Statements of Changes to Immigration Rules, and submissions to Select Committees.  It does not include briefings on those Bills listed to the left of this page. 

Briefings on this page are set out in reverse chronological order. 

2014

ILPA evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or Belief and Asylum Advocacy Group Parliamentary enquiry: 'Claiming asylum in the UK if you are persecuted for your faith or belief' 30 October 2014

ILPA submission to All Party Parliamentary Group on Detention: enquiry into immigration detention in the UK – October 2014

ILPA Briefing on the on the residence test: The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014 for the debate on 9 July 2014 on the regret motion in the name of the Lord Beecham and for the vote on 21 July 2014 as part of the affirmative procedure,

ILPA briefing for 1 July Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee scrutiny of the Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014 Second and full briefing

ILPA Preliminary Briefing to the House of Commons Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee for its consideration of the Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014 on 1 July 2014

ILPA briefing for Lord Ramsbotham's topical question: UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women denied access to Yarls' Wood Immigration Detention centre May 2014.

ILPA Briefing for the motion in the name of the Lord Pannick to regret that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/607) make the duty on the Lord Chancellor to provide legal aid in judicial review proceedings dependent on the court granting permission to proceed to be debated 7 May 2014

ILPA submission to the Justice Select Committee enquiry into the Impact of changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012, 30 April 2014

ILPA submission to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/607), 23 March 2014

ILPA evidence to Joint Committee on the draft Modern Slavery Bill, 12 February 2014 (members only for the time being)

ILPA Briefing for the House of Commons Second Delegated Legislation Committee's considertation of the Draft Immigration Fees (Amendment) Order 2014

ILPA briefing for the House of Lords debate on the Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2013, 20 January 2014

2013

10 October 2013

ILPA briefing for the short debate Requirements for those who apply for UK citizenship or nationality, Lord Roberts of Llandudno/Lord Taylor of Holbeach for debate on 10 October 2013

6 October 2013

ILPA evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the implementation of human rights judgments, 6 October 2013

2 October 2013

ILPA submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union sub-committee F for its enquiry into the five-year programme for Justice and Home Affairs ("Rome Programme")

30 September 2013

ILPA evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights enquiry into the implications for access to justice of the Government's proposed legal aid changes

13 September 2013

Submission to the Joint Committe on Human Rights call for evidence on Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights

17 July 2013

Briefing for the House of Lords' debate on the Motion to regret the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013

11 July 2013

ILPA briefing for House of Lords debate Effect of cuts in legal aid funding on the justice system in England and Wales

27 June 2013

ILPA briefing for the backbench debate on legal aid in the names of Sarah Teather MP, David Lamy MP and David Davis MP

19 June 2013

ILPA briefing for the Westminster Hall debate: Effects of the new family immigration rules, in the name of Viendra Sharma MP

2012

28 January 2013

All-Party Parliamentary Group, inquiry into the impacts of new family migration rules.

7 December 2012
ILPA response Inquiry into Asylum Support for Children and Young People
and annexe 1 caselist 

4 December 2012

ILPA briefing for the House of Lords re Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on consultation practice

26 October 2012

ILPA submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights for its inquiry into the human rights of unaccompanied migrant children and young people in the UK

23 October 2012

Briefing for the House of Lords debate on the Motion to Regret Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 194 (Family Immigration and Article 8)

6 July 2012
Submission to Home Affairs Committee (Indicators re performance of UK Border Agency)

4 July 2012
Briefing for House of Commons debate re The work of the UK Border Agency

29 June 2012
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Legislative Scrutiny 2012/2013) re Crime and Courts Bill, Justice and Security Bill & Statement of Changes HC 194 (new family migration rules)

19 June 2012
Briefing for the debate re Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 194 on the motion "This House supports the Government in recognising that the right to family or private life in Article 8 of the ECHR is a qualified right and agrees that the conditions for migrants to enter or remain in the UK on the basis of their family or private life should be contained in the immigration rules."

23 April 2012
Submission to All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, and for Looked After Children and Care Leavers (inquiry into children who go missing or run away from care)

15 February 2012
Briefing for All Party Parliamentary Group on Chagos Islands (British nationality & Chagos Islanders)

4 February 2012
Briefing for House of Lords Report on Protection of Freedoms Bill (New Clause Amendment No. 57, Guardians for Trafficked Children)

2011

2010

December 2010
Briefing for House of Commons debate on 15 December (Legal Aid)

October 2010
Briefing for House of Lords debate on 25 October (Statement of Changes (HC 59 & HC 96) (immigration cap))

October 2010
Joint Briefing (with JCWI) for House of Lords debate on 25 October (Statement of Changes (Cm 7944) (English language tests and refugee family reunion))

22 October 2010
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Government's response to judgments identifying breaches of human rights in the UK)

6 October 2010
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Remedial Order repealing Certificate of Approval scheme)

July 2010
Briefing for Home Affairs Select Committee (Points Based System)

6 July 2010
Submission to House of Lords Select Committee on the Merits of Statutory Instruments (Statement of Changes (HC 59))

June 2010
Briefing for House of Commons debate on 17 June (detention of children)

April 2010
Briefing for House of Lords debate on 6 April (Statement of Changes (HC 367))

17 January 2010
Submisssion to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Legislative Scrutiny Priorities for 2010)

11 January 2010
Briefing for House of Lords debate on 12 January (UK Opt-in to draft EU Asylum Procedures and Qualifications Directives)

2009

30 September 2009
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (implementation of Strasbourg Judgments and Declarations of Incompatibility)

30 September 2009
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Child Poverty Bill)

5 March 2009
Submission to Home Affairs Select Committee (human trafficking)

February 2009
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (children's rights)

2008

7 November 2008
Supplementary Briefing to both Houses of Parliament (Statement of Changes (HC 1113)

5 November 2008
Briefing to both Houses of Parliament (Statement of Changes (HC 1113))

27 October 2008
Briefing to Joint Committee on Human Rights (right of abode)

October 2008
Briefing for House of Commons debate on 21 October (Immigration Control, Points Based System sponsorship)

30 September 2008
Submission to Home Affairs Select Committee (Points Based System)

7 July 2008
Submission to Home Affairs Select Committee (Points Based System)

May 2008
Briefing for House of Commons debate on 13 (Statement of Changes (HC 321), general grounds for refusal)

22 April 2008
Briefing for House of Commons debate on 24 April (Points Based System)

15 February 2008
Briefing for Houses of Parliament (Statement of Changes (HC 321), general grounds for refusal)

7 February 2008
Submission to Home Affairs Select Committee (trafficking)

2007

26 September 2007
Submission to European Union Select Committee, Subcommittee F (Frontex)

11 September 2007
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Government's response to the Committee's Report on Treatment of Asylum Seekers)

20 April 2007
House of Lords European Union Select Committee inquiry into Annual Policy Strategy 2008. The Lisbon Strategy 

10 January 2007

Briefing for House of Commons debate on 11 January (Legal Aid)

2006

2 October 2006
Submission to Constitutional Affairs Committee (Legal Aid: implementation of Carter Review)

October 2006
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Treatment of Asylum Seekers)

13 July 2006

ILPA Submissions to House of Lords: Immigration Law Practitioners Association Inquiry into the development of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) 13 July 2006

10 February 2006

Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights)

13 January 2006
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (human trafficking)

2005

5 December 2005
Submission to Home Affairs Select Committee (Immigration Control)

15 October 2005
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights)

25 September 2005
Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights (UK compliance with UN Convention Against Torture)

30 June 2005
Submission to European Union Select Committee, Subcommittee E (Human Rights Proofing EU Legislation)

May 2005
Submission to European Union Select Committee (Economic Migration to EU)

7 March 2005
Briefing for House of Commons debate on 8 March (Immigration (Application Fees) Order 2005)

24 January 2005
Submission to Constitutional Affairs Committee (Proposals for retrospective public funding of onward appeals)

For earlier briefings, please get in touch with the ILPA secretariat.

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