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Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004

Removal and Detention

12.The provisions:

  • replace and extend the existing provisions on removal to safe third countries;

  • amend existing provisions so that release on bail by a court will no longer prevent the detention under immigration powers of a person who is the subject of deportation action;

  • introduce an offence if a person fails without reasonable excuse to comply with steps that he/she may be required to take with a view to obtaining a travel document; and

  • allow for the electronic monitoring of persons subject to immigration control.

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