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Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

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Amendments of the Immigration Act 1971

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1(1)Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971 (administrative provisions as to control on entry etc) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 27 (requirement to provide passenger lists etc), in sub-paragraph (5), after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)may require a responsible person to be able to receive, in a specified form and manner, communications sent by the Secretary of State or an immigration officer relating to the information,.

(3)In paragraph 27B (passenger information or service information), after sub-paragraph (8) insert—

(8A)The officer may require a carrier to be able to receive communications from the officer in such form and manner as the Secretary of State may direct.

(4)After paragraph 27B insert—

27BA(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations requiring responsible persons in respect of ships or aircraft—

(a)which have arrived, or are expected to arrive, in the United Kingdom, or

(b)which have left, or are expected to leave, the United Kingdom,

to supply information to the Secretary of State or an immigration officer.

(2)The following information may be required under sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)information about the persons on board;

(b)information about the voyage or flight.

(3)The regulations must—

(a)specify or describe the classes of ships or aircraft to which they apply;

(b)specify the information required to be supplied;

(c)specify the time by which the information must be supplied;

(d)specify the form and manner in which the information must be supplied.

(4)The regulations may require responsible persons to be able to receive, in a specified form and manner, communications sent by the Secretary of State or an immigration officer relating to the information.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph, the following are responsible persons in respect of a ship or aircraft—

(a)the owner or agent, and

(b)the captain.

(6)Regulations under this paragraph may make different provision for different purposes, and in particular may make different provision for different types of carrier, journey or person on board.

(7)The power to make regulations under this paragraph is exercisable by statutory instrument; but no regulations under this paragraph are to be made unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

27BB(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations imposing penalties for failure to comply with—

(a)an order under paragraph 27(2) (order requiring passenger list or particulars of member of crew),

(b)any request or requirement under paragraph 27B (passenger and service information), or

(c)regulations under paragraph 27BA (passenger, crew and service information).

(2)Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) may in particular make provision—

(a)about how a penalty is to be calculated;

(b)about the procedure for imposing a penalty;

(c)about the enforcement of penalties;

(d)allowing for an appeal against a decision to impose a penalty;

and the regulations may make different provision for different purposes.

(3)Provision in the regulations about the procedure for imposing a penalty must provide for a person to be given an opportunity to object to a proposed penalty in the circumstances set out in the regulations.

(4)The regulations must provide that no penalty may be imposed on a person for failure to comply with an order under paragraph 27(2), a request or requirement under paragraph 27B or regulations under paragraph 27BA where—

(a)proceedings have been instituted against the person under section 27 in respect of the same failure; or

(b)the failure consists of a failure to provide information that the person has also been required to provide under section 32 or 32A of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and—

(i)a penalty has been imposed on the person in respect of a failure to provide that information by virtue of regulations made under section 32B of that Act, or

(ii)proceedings have been instituted against the person under section 34 of that Act in respect of a failure to provide that information; or

(c)the failure consists of a failure to provide information that the person has also been required to provide under an authority-to-carry scheme made under section 22 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and a penalty has been imposed on the person in respect of a failure to provide that information by virtue of regulations made under section 24 of that Act.

(5)Any penalty paid by virtue of this paragraph must be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(6)The power to make regulations under this paragraph is exercisable by statutory instrument; but no regulations under this paragraph are to be made unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

(5)Omit paragraph 27C (notification of non-EEA arrivals).

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