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Part 6U.K.Immigration Procedure

Disclosure of information by public authorityU.K.

129 Local authorityF1U.K.

(1)The Secretary of State may require a local authority to supply information for the purpose of establishing where a person is if the Secretary of State reasonably suspects that—

(a)the person has committed an offence under section 24(1)(a), (b), (c), (e) or (f), 24A(1) or 26(1)(c) or (d) of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) (illegal entry, deception, &c.), and

(b)the person is or has been resident in the local authority’s area.

(2)A local authority shall comply with a requirement under this section.

(3)In the application of this section to England and Wales “local authority” means—

(a)a county council,

(b)a county borough council,

(c)a district council,

(d)a London borough council,

(e)the Common Council of the City of London, and

(f)the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

(4)In the application of this section to Scotland “local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).

(5)In the application of this section to Northern Ireland—

(a)a reference to a local authority shall be taken as a reference to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, and

(b)the reference to a local authority’s area shall be taken as a reference to Northern Ireland.

Textual Amendments applied to the whole legislation

F1Act extended in part (Isle of Man) (with modifications) (13.3.2008 for specified purposes, 1.5.2008 in so far as not already in force) by The Immigration (Isle of Man) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/680), art. 16, Sch. 7 (with art. 5, Sch. 2) (as amended (29.6.2011) by The Immigration (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1408), art. 1, Sch. para. 6; and as amended (14.3.2019) by The Immigration (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/562), arts. 1, 5, 14)