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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

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The Commissioner’s rules

1(1)The Commissioner may make rules regulating any aspect of the professional practice, conduct or discipline of—

(a)registered persons, and

(b)those employed by, or working under the supervision of, registered persons,

in connection with the provision of immigration advice or immigration services.

(2)Before making or altering any rules, the Commissioner must consult such persons appearing to him to represent the views of persons engaged in the provision of immigration advice or immigration services as he considers appropriate.

(3)In determining whether a registered person is competent or otherwise fit to provide immigration advice or immigration services, the Commissioner may take into account any breach of the rules by—

(a)that person; and

(b)any person employed by, or working under the supervision of, that person.

(4)The rules may, among other things, make provision requiring the keeping of accounts or the obtaining of indemnity insurance.

2(1)The Commissioner’s rules must be made or altered by an instrument in writing.

(2)Such an instrument must specify that it is made under this Schedule.

(3)Immediately after such an instrument is made, it must be printed and made available to the public.

(4)The Commissioner may charge a reasonable fee for providing a person with a copy of the instrument.

(5)A person is not to be taken to have contravened a rule made by the Commissioner if he shows that at the time of the alleged contravention the instrument containing the rule had not been made available in accordance with this paragraph.

(6)The production of a printed copy of an instrument purporting to be made by the Commissioner on which is endorsed a certificate signed by an officer of the Commissioner authorised by him for that purpose and stating—

(a)that the instrument was made by the Commissioner,

(b)that the copy is a true copy of the instrument, and

(c)that on a specified date the instrument was made available to the public in accordance with this paragraph,

is evidence (or in Scotland sufficient evidence) of the facts stated in the certificate.

(7)A certificate purporting to be signed as mentioned in sub-paragraph (6) is to be treated as having been properly signed unless the contrary is shown.

(8)A person who wishes in any legal proceedings to rely on an instrument containing the Commissioner’s rules may require him to endorse a copy of the instrument with a certificate of the kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (6).

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