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Bill documents — Immigration Act 2016

Act of Parliament

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).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Immigration Act 2016 c.19 12.05.2016

Bills

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.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 124 2015-16, Commons Insistance, Non-Insistance, Amendment in Lieu and Amendments to Lords Amendment (PDF, 96KB) 10.05.2016
Commons Bill 169 2015-16, Lords Insistence, Reason, Non-Insistence and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 116KB 28.04.2016
Lords HL Bill 118, 2015-16 Commons Reasons and amendments in lieu (PDF, 87KB) 25.04.2016
Commons Bill 159 2015-16, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 397KB 12.04.2016
Lords HL Bill 109 2015-16 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 878KB 23.03.2016
Lords HL Bill 96 2015-16 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 825KB 11.02.2016
Lords Bill 79 2015-16, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 651KB 02.12.2015
Commons Bill 96 2015-16 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 656KB 18.11.2015
Commons Bill 74 2015-16, as introduced | PDF version, 570KB 17.09.2015

Tracked changes versions of Bills: 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

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 1MB) 18.11.2015

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords Date
Lords Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 899KB) 11.02.2016

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 159-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 264KB 14.04.2016
Lords Bill 79 2015-16-EN | PDF version, 575KB 04.12.2015
Commons Bill 74-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 578KB 17.09.2015

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Motions to be Moved on Consideration of Commons Amendments (PDF, 101KB) 10.05.2016
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 9 May 2016 | PDF version, 114KB 09.05.2016
Lords Marshalled List of Motions to be Moved on Consideration of Commons Amendments (PDF, 97KB) 09.05.2016
Commons Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 5 May 2016 | PDF version, 115KB 06.05.2016
Lords Revised Marshalled List of motions and amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and amendments in lieu (PDF, 114KB) 26.04.2016
Lords Marshalled List of motions and amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and amendments in lieu (PDF, 109KB) 25.04.2016
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 22 April 2016 25.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 April 2016 | PDF version, 147KB 22.04.2016
Lords Marshalled List of amendments to be moved on Third Reading (PDF, 60KB) 11.04.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading (PDF, 53KB) 07.04.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading (PDF, 45KB) 29.03.2016
Lords Revised Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 191KB 18.03.2016
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 202KB 17.03.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 163KB 14.03.2016
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 243KB 11.03.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Revised Marshalled List] | PDF version, 162KB 10.03.2016
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 311KB 08.03.2016
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 265KB 07.03.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 161KB 04.03.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 148KB 03.03.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 159KB 02.03.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 250KB 01.03.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 159KB 29.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 150KB 26.02.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 148KB 25.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 145KB 24.02.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 155KB 16.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 149KB 11.02.2016
Lords Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 187KB 05.02.2016
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 257KB 01.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List] | PDF version, 168KB 29.01.2016
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 290KB 28.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 141KB 25.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 206KB 21.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 165KB 20.01.2016
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 385KB 18.01.2016
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 446KB 15.01.2016
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 468KB 14.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 152KB 13.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 388KB 12.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 174KB 11.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 141KB 08.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 153KB 07.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 160KB 06.01.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 144KB 29.12.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 189KB 23.12.2015
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 1 December 2015 | PDF version, 237KB 01.12.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 November 2015 | PDF version, 223KB 30.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2015 | PDF version 27.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 November 2015 | PDF version, 173KB 26.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2015 | PDF version, 134KB 24.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 November 2015 | PDF version, 139KB 23.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 November 2015 | PDF version, 110KB 19.11.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 November 2015 | PDF version 17.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 November 2015 | PDF version, 225KB 16.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 November 2015 | PDF version, 224KB 12.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2015 | PDF version, 208KB 11.11.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 November 2015 | PDF version 10.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 November 2015 | PDF version, 257KB 09.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 November 2015 | PDF version, 254KB 06.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 November 2015 | PDF version, 188KB 06.11.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 November 2015 | PDF version, 188KB 05.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 November 2015 | PDF version, 189KB 04.11.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 November 2015 | PDF version, 285KB 03.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2015 | PDF version, 270KB 30.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 October 2015 | PDF version, 214KB 29.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 October 2015 | PDF version, 214KB 28.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 October 2015 | PDF version, 216KB 27.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2015 | PDF version, 201KB 23.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 October 2015 | PDF version, 165KB 22.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2015 | PDF version, 168KB 21.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 October 2015 | PDF version, 136KB 20.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 October 2015 | PDF version, 134KB 19.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2015 | PDF version, 133KB 16.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 October 2015 | PDF version, 133KB 15.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 October 2015 | PDF version, 130KB 14.10.2015

Selection of amendments: Commons

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

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Message (PDF, 335KB) 09.05.2016
Commons Consideration Of Lords Ammendments (PDF, 338KB) 25.04.2016
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 140KB) 30.11.2015
Commons Consideration in Commiteee: Selection 6 (PDF, 175KB) 16.11.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 181KB) 09.11.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 178KB) 04.11.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 184KB) 02.11.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 179KB) 28.10.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 179KB) 26.10.2015

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. 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.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on consideration of Lords Messages as at 9 May 2016 | PDF version, 114KB 10.05.2016
Commons Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 25 April 2016 | PDF version, 144KB 26.04.2016
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 1 December 2015 | PDF version, 189KB 02.12.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 November 2015 | PDF version, 191KB 18.11.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 November 2015 | PDF version, 148KB 11.11.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 November 2015 | PDF version, 107KB 06.11.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 November 2015 | PDF version, 179KB 04.11.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 October 2015 | PDF version, 104KB 30.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 27 October 2015 | PDF version, 122KB 28.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 October 2015 | PDF version, 98KB 23.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 October 2015 | PDF version, 119KB 21.10.2015

Briefing papers

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.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Lords amendments and ping-pong stages 04.05.2016
Commons Committee Stage Report 26.11.2015
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 06.10.2015

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Immigration Bill Schedule of Evidence Sessions (PDF, 85KB) 19.10.2015

Library Notes

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

House Library Notes Date
Lords House of Lords Library Note (OCTET-STREAM, 398KB) 17.12.2015

Written evidence

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.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: Hansen Palomares Solicitors (IB39) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: British Medical Association further submission (IB40) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) (IB41) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Letter from the Solicitor General concerning clause 31 - legal aid for judicial review (IB42) (PDF, 631KB) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Oxford Against Slavery (IB43) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Letter from the Home Office on support for certain categories of migrant (IB44) (PDF, 1MB) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: René Cassin (IB45) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Labour Providers (IB46) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Office of the City Remembrancer, City of London Corporation (IB47) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: British Retail Consortium (BRC) (IB48) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Frances Macfarlane (IB49) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Local Government Association (LGA) (IB50) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Letter from the Home Office to the Residential Landlords Association (IB51) (PDF, 1MB) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (IB52) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: consolidated pdf version (PDF, 2MB) 18.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Letter from the Solicitor General concerning measures on bank accounts (IB37) (PDF, 1MB) 10.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Letter from the Home Office on Definition of 'worker' and Test of 'reason to believe' (IB38) (PDF, 171KB) 10.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: UNHCR (IB31) 05.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association further submission part 6 and 7 (IB32) 05.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Shelter (IB33) 05.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Letter from the Home Office on reform of support for certain categories of migrants (IB34) (PDF, 459KB) 05.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association further submission on Part 5 Support for Certain Categories of Migrants (IB35) 05.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Airport Operators Association (AOA) (IB36) 05.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association further submission part 5 (IB24) 03.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) (IB25) 03.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Migration Yorkshire (IB26) 03.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Law Society of England and Wales (IB27) 03.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) (IB28) 03.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: National AIDS Trust (NAT) (IB29) 03.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Migration Watch UK (supplementary evidence) (IB30) 03.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: The Law Society of Scotland (IB22) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Crisis (IB23) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Tai Pawb (housing for all) (IB12) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Country Land & Business Association (CLA) (IB13) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) further submission (IB14a) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) (Part 2) (IB14b) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) (Part 3) (IB14b) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Women for Refugee Women (IB15) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Detention Action (IB16) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Royal College of Nursing (IB17) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Housing Law Practitioners Association (IB18) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: British Red Cross (IB19) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (IB20) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: TUC (IB21) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IB09) 22.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: British Medical Association (IB10) 22.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Chief Superintendent David Snelling, Sutton Police (IB11) 22.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: David Smith, Policy Director, Residential Landlords Association (IB01) 21.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: NSL (IB02) 21.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Recruitment and Employment Confederation (IB03) 21.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Coram Children's Legal Centre (IB04) 21.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Tony Smith CBE, Former Director General, UK Border Force (IB05) 21.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (IB06) 21.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Adrian Matthews, Policy Advisor, Office of the Children's Commissioner for England (IB07) 21.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) (IB08) 21.10.2015

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other migrants without immigration status [UPDATED] (PDF, 5MB) 29.01.2016
REVISED - Overarching Impact Assessment (PDF, 349KB) 30.11.2015
Illegal working in relation to private hire vehicles etc. (PDF, 222KB) 24.11.2015
Introduction of Immigration Status Check to Alcohol and Late Night Refreshment Licence Applications (PDF, 139KB) 09.10.2015
Tackling existing current accounts held by illegal migrants (PDF, 7MB) 18.09.2015
Overarching Impact Assessment (PDF, 215KB) 17.09.2015
Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other illegal migrants (PDF, 4MB) 03.08.2015

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons The Welsh Assembly: 17 March 2016 (PDF, 1MB) 22.03.2016

Will write letters

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.

House Will write letters Date
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 (PDF, 621KB) 21.03.2016
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). (PDF, 123KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 1. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP (PDF, 117KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 2. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP (PDF, 378KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 3. Margaret Burgess MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP (PDF, 145KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 4. Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP to Humza Yousaf MSP (PDF, 42KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 5. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Margaret Burgess MSP (PDF, 103KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 6. Alex Neil MSP to Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP (PDF, 108KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 7. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Michael Matheson MSP (PDF, 97KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 8. Alex Neil MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP (PDF, 115KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 9. Alex Neil MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP (PDF, 500KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 10. Michael Matheson MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP (PDF, 445KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 11. Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP to Alex Neil MSP (PDF, 161KB) 18.03.2016
Letter 12. Michael Matheson MSP to Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP (PDF, 146KB) 18.03.2016
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. (PDF, 2MB) 11.03.2016
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. (PDF, 565KB) 11.03.2016
Letter dated 01/03/2016 from Lord Bates to colleagues regarding issues raised during the Committee stage fifth day of the Immigration Bill (PDF, 2MB) 01.03.2016
Letter dated 23/02/2016 from Lord Keen of Elie to Lord Rosser regarding issues raised during Committee consideration 01/02/2016 (PDF, 296KB) 23.02.2016
Letter dated 10/02/2016 from Lord Bates to Lord Rosser regarding issues raised during the fourth day of Committee stage Immigration Bill (PDF, 896KB) 10.02.2016
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) (PDF, 114KB) 10.02.2016
Letter dated 03/02/2016 from Lord Bates to Lord Rosser and others regarding points raised relating to the immigration health charge (PDF, 1MB) 03.02.2016
Letter dated 28/01/2016 from Lord Bates to colleagues regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage of the Immigration Bill (PDF, 1MB) 28.01.2016
Letter dated 08/01/2016 from Lord Bates to Lord Rosser regarding issues raised during the Second Reading (PDF, 6MB) 08.01.2016
Letter dated 04/11/2015 from Robert Buckland QC MP to Albert Owen MP regarding measures on bank accounts in the Immigration Bill (PDF, 1MB) 04.11.2015

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