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Immigration Act 2016

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Conditions of immigration bail

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2(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2), if immigration bail is granted to a person, it must be granted subject to one or more of the following conditions—

(a)a condition requiring the person to appear before the Secretary of State or the First-tier Tribunal at a specified time and place;

(b)a condition restricting the person’s work, occupation or studies in the United Kingdom;

(c)a condition about the person’s residence;

(d)a condition requiring the person to report to the Secretary of State or such other person as may be specified;

(e)an electronic monitoring condition (see paragraph 4);

(f)such other conditions as the person granting the immigration bail thinks fit.

(2)Sub-paragraph (3) applies in place of sub-paragraph (1) in relation to a person who is being detained under a provision mentioned in paragraph 1(1)(b) or (d) or who is liable to detention under such a provision.

(3)If immigration bail is granted to such a person—

(a)subject to sub-paragraphs (5) to (9), it must be granted subject to an electronic monitoring condition,

(b)if, by virtue of sub-paragraph (5) or (7), it is not granted subject to an electronic monitoring condition, it must be granted subject to one or more of the other conditions mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), and

(c)if it is granted subject to an electronic monitoring condition, it may be granted subject to one or more of those other conditions.

(4)Immigration bail granted in accordance with sub-paragraph (1) or (3) may also be granted subject to a financial condition (see paragraph 5).

(5)Sub-paragraph (3)(a) does not apply to a person who is granted immigration bail by the Secretary of State if the Secretary of State considers that to impose an electronic monitoring condition on the person would be—

(a)impractical, or

(b)contrary to the person’s Convention rights.

(6)Where sub-paragraph (5) applies, the Secretary of State must not grant immigration bail to the person subject to an electronic monitoring condition.

(7)Sub-paragraph (3)(a) does not apply to a person who is granted immigration bail by the First-tier Tribunal if the Secretary of State informs the Tribunal that the Secretary of State considers that to impose an electronic monitoring condition on the person would be—

(a)impractical, or

(b)contrary to the person’s Convention rights.

(8)Where sub-paragraph (7) applies, the First-tier Tribunal must not grant immigration bail to the person subject to an electronic monitoring condition.

(9)In considering for the purposes of this Schedule whether it would be impractical to impose an electronic monitoring condition on a person, or would be impractical for a person to continue to be subject to such a condition, the Secretary of State may in particular have regard to—

(a)any obstacles to making arrangements of the kind mentioned in paragraph 4 in relation to the person,

(b)the resources that are available for imposing electronic monitoring conditions on persons to whom sub-paragraph (2) applies and for managing the operation of such conditions in relation to such persons,

(c)the need to give priority to the use of those resources in relation to particular categories of persons to whom that sub-paragraph applies, and

(d)the matters listed in paragraph 3(2) as they apply to the person.

(10)In this Schedule “Convention rights” is to be construed in accordance with section 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

(11)In this Schedule “bail condition”, in relation to a person on immigration bail, means a condition to which the person’s bail is subject.

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