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UK Borders Act 2007

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

    1. Powers at ports

    2. Biometric registration

    3. Treatment of claimants

    4. Enforcement

    5. Deportation of criminals

    6. Information

    7. Border and Immigration Inspectorate

  3. Background

  4. Territorial Extent

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Powers at ports

      1. Section 1 to 4: Designated immigration officers with powers to detain

    2. Part 2: Biometric Registration

      1. Section 5 to 15: Registration of those subject to immigration control

    3. Part 3: Treatment of claimants

      1. Section 16: Conditional leave to enter or remain

      2. Section 17: Support for failed asylum-seekers

      3. Section 18: Support for asylum-seekers: enforcement

      4. Section 19: Points-based applications: no new evidence on appeal

      5. Section 20: Fees

      6. Section 21: Children

    4. Part 4: Enforcement

      1. Section 22: Assaulting an immigration officer: offence

      2. Section 23: Assaulting an immigration officer: powers of arrest,

      3. Section 24: Seizure of cash

      4. Section 25: Forfeiture of detained property

      5. Section 26: Disposal of property

      6. Section 27: Employment: arrest

      7. Section 28: Employment: search for personnel records

      8. Section 29: Facilitation: arrival and entry

      9. Section 30: Facilitation: territorial application

      10. Section 31: People trafficking

    5. Part 5: Deportation of criminals

      1. Section 32: Automatic deportation

      2. Section 33: Exceptions

      3. Section 34: Timing

      4. Section 35: Appeal

      5. Section 36: Detention

      6. Section 37: Family

      7. Section 38: Interpretation

      8. Section 39: Consequential amendments

    6. Part 6: Information

      1. Section 40: Supply of Revenue and Customs information

      2. Section 41: Confidentiality

      3. Section 42: Wrongful disclosure

      4. Section 43: Supply of police information,

      5. Sections 44-47: Entry and search for nationality documents and seizure and retention of nationality documents

    7. Part 7: Border and Immigration Inspectorate

      1. Section 48: Establishment

      2. Section 49: Chief Inspector: supplemental

      3. Section 50: Reports

      4. Section 51: Plans

      5. Section 52: Relationship with other bodies: general

      6. Section 53: Relationship with other bodies: non-interference notices

      7. Section 54: Abolition of other bodies

      8. Section 55: Prescribed matters

      9. Section 56: Senior President of Tribunals

    8. Part 7: General

      1. Section 57: Money

      2. Section 58: Repeals

      3. Section 59: Commencement

      4. Section 60: Extent

  6. Hansard References

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