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Asylum and Immigration Act 1996

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13 Short title, interpretation, commencement and extent.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

(2)In this Act—

  • the 1971 Act” means the M1Immigration Act 1971;

  • the 1993 Act” means the M2Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993;

  • person subject to immigration control” means a person who under the 1971 Act requires leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom (whether or not such leave has been given).

(3)This Act, except section 11 and Schedule 1, shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint, and different days may be appointed for different purposes.

(4)An order under subsection (3) above may make such transitional and supplemental provision as the Secretary of State thinks necessary or expedient.

(5)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that any of the provisions of this Act shall extend, with such modifications as appear to Her Majesty to be appropriate, to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

(6)This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

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Subordinate Legislation Made

P1S. 13(3) power partly exercised (25.7.1996): different dates appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 1996/2053

S. 13(3) power partly exercised (11.8.1996): different dates appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 1996/2127

S. 13(3) power partly exercised (25.11.1996): 27.1.1997 appointed for s. 8 by S.I. 1996/2970

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C1S. 13(1) extended (Guernsey) (20.7.1998) by S.I. 1998/1264, art. 3, Sch.

S. 13(1) extended (Jersey) (22.6.1998) by S.I. 1998/1070, art. 3, Sch.

C2S. 13(2) extended (Guernsey) (with modifications) (20.7.1998) by S.I. 1998/2164, art. 3, Sch.

S. 13(2) extended (Jersey) (with modifications) (22.6.1998) by S.I. 1998/1070, art. 3, Sch.

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I1S. 13 wholly in force at 26.7.1996; s. 13 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 13(3); s. 13 in force at 26.7.1996 by S.I. 1996/2053, art. 2, Sch. Pt. I

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