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(1)This section applies for the purposes of—
(a)Part 6 (and section 4) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (support and accommodation for asylum-seekers),
(b)Part 2 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41) (accommodation centres), and
(c)Schedule 3 to that Act (withholding and withdrawal of support).
(2)A person (A-S) remains (or again becomes) an asylum-seeker, despite the fact that the claim for asylum made by A-S has been determined, during any period when—
(a)A-S can bring an in-country appeal against an immigration decision under section 82 of the 2002 Act or section 2 of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 (c. 68), or
(b)an in-country appeal, brought by A-S under either of those sections against an immigration decision, is pending (within the meaning of section 104 of the 2002 Act).
(3)For the purposes of subsection (2)—
(a)“in-country” appeal means an appeal brought while the appellant is in the United Kingdom, and
(b)the possibility of an appeal out of time with permission shall be ignored.
(4)For the purposes of the provisions mentioned in subsection (1)(a) and (b), a person's status as an asylum-seeker by virtue of subsection (2)(b) continues for a prescribed period after the appeal ceases to be pending.
(5)In subsection (4) “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State; and the regulations—
(a)may contain incidental or transitional provision,
(b)may make different provision for different classes of case,
(c)shall be made by statutory instrument, and
(d)shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(6)This section shall be treated as always having had effect.
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