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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 83: The Immigration Services Commissioner

247.This section makes provision for the appointment by the Secretary of State, after consulting the Lord Chancellor, of the Immigration Services Commissioner (the Commissioner) and sets out his general functions. The Commissioner must exercise these functions to ensure that those who provide immigration advice or services are fit and competent to do so, act in the best interests of their clients, do not mislead any court, tribunal or adjudicator and do not seek to abuse immigration or asylum procedures or advise another to do so. The Commissioner is required to publicise his functions.

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