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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

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140No rehabilitation for certain immigration or nationality purposes

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Before section 57 of the UK Borders Act 2007 (and after the italic cross-heading before that section) insert—

56ANo rehabilitation for certain immigration or nationality purposes

(1)Section 4(1), (2) and (3) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (effect of rehabilitation) do not apply—

(a)in relation to any proceedings in respect of a relevant immigration decision or a relevant nationality decision, or

(b)otherwise for the purposes of, or in connection with, any such decision.

(2)In this section—

  • “immigration officer” means a person appointed by the Secretary of State as an immigration officer under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971,

  • “relevant immigration decision” means any decision, or proposed decision, of the Secretary of State or an immigration officer under or by virtue of the Immigration Acts, or rules made under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1971 (immigration rules), in relation to the entitlement of a person to enter or remain in the United Kingdom (including, in particular, the removal of a person from the United Kingdom, whether by deportation or otherwise),

  • “relevant nationality decision” means any decision, or proposed decision, of the Secretary of State under or by virtue of—

    (a)

    the British Nationality Act 1981,

    (b)

    the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990, or

    (c)

    the Hong Kong (War Wives and Widows) Act 1996,

    in relation to the good character of a person.

(3)The references in subsection (2) to the Immigration Acts and to the Acts listed in the definition of “relevant nationality decision” include references to any provision made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, or of EU law, which relates to the subject matter of the Act concerned.

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