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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 4: Accommodation for those temporarily admitted or released from detention

45.Section 4 provides a power for the Secretary of State to provide facilities for the accommodation of persons granted temporary admission to the United Kingdom or those given temporary release or bail. It does not itself contain any powers to require residence at such accommodation.

46.Existing powers to impose residence conditions on persons granted temporary admission are contained in Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act. Paragraph 62 of Schedule 14 to this Act provides a power to extend, by regulation, the purposes for which residence conditions may be imposed on persons granted temporary admission. It would permit, for example, conditions to be imposed prohibiting residence in one or more particular areas. This might be necessary to prevent potential public order problems or to relieve extreme pressure on local services and facilities in a particular area. It would also permit a condition to be imposed requiring residence in accommodation provided by the Secretary of State under section 4. This would enable reception facilities to be developed to assist the full and rapid consideration of claims. Regulations made as a result of paragraph 62 of Schedule 14 are subject to draft affirmative procedure.

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