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6 Knowingly overstaying limited leave.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)After subsection (1) of section 24 of the principal Act (illegal entry and similar offences) there shall be inserted—

(1A)A person commits an offence under subsection (1)(b)(i) above on the day when he first knows that the time limited by his leave has expired and continues to commit it throughout any period during which he is in the United Kingdom thereafter; but a person shall not be prosecuted under that provision more than once in respect of the same limited leave.

(2)In subsection (3) of that section (extension of time limit for prosecutions) for the words “subsection (1)(a), (b)(i) and (c)” there shall be substituted the words “ subsection (1)(a) and (c) ”.

(3)These amendments do not apply in relation to a person whose leave has expired before the coming into force of this section.

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