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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 119: Homelessness: Scotland and Northern Ireland

344.This section (which has the effect of replacing section 9(2) of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996) ensures that persons subject to immigration control will only have access to the homelessness legislation in Scotland and Northern Ireland if they fall within a class specified in an order made by the Secretary of State; such an order may not extend to persons excluded from benefit under section 115 of the Act. Comparable provisions for England and Wales are contained in section 185 of the Housing Act 1996.

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