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The Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1996

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1996 No. 2127 (C.50)

IMMIGRATION

The Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1996

Made

11th August 1996

In exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 13(3) of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996(1), the Secretary of State hereby makes the following Order:

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1996.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

2.  The provisions of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order shall come into force on 19th August 1996; the provisions specified in Part II of the Schedule shall come into force on 7th October 1996; the provision specified in Part III of the Schedule shall come into force on 21st October 1996; and the provisions specified in Part IV of the Schedule shall come into force on 1st November 1996.

Home Office

Timothy Kirkhope

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

11th August 1996

SCHEDULE

PART IProvisions of the Act coming into force on 19th August 1996

Provision of ActSubject matter of provision
(2)Section 9, except subsection (3)Entitlement to housing accommodation and assistance
Section 10, for the purpose only of prescribing conditionsPrescribed conditions

PART IIProvisions of the Act coming into force on 7th October 1996

Provision of actSubject matter of provision
Section 1, for the purpose only of designating countries or territoriesDesignated countries
Section 10Entitlement to child benefit

PART IIIProvision of the Act coming into force on 21st October 1996

Provision of actSubject matter of provision
Section 1Extension of special appeals procedures

PART IVProvisions of the Act coming into force on 1st November 1996

Provision of actSubject matter of provision
In Schedule 2, paragraphs 1(1) and 3(1)Amendments of the Immigration Act 1971

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 19th August 1996 section 9 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (entitlement to housing accommodation and assistance), apart from those parts of the section which were brought into force on 26th July 1996, and section 10 for the purpose of prescribing conditions for eligibility for child benefit. It brings section 10 of the Act into force on 7th October 1996 together with the power in section 1 to prescribe by Order countries or territories in which it appears to the Secretary of State that there is in general no serious risk of persecution. Section 1 (extension of special asylum appeal procedures) is brought into force on 21st October 1996; and paragraphs 1(1) and 3(1) of Schedule 2 (conditions about recourse to public funds) come into force on 1st November 1996.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

S.I. 1996/2053 brought into force the provisions of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 specified below on the dates shown:

Section 21st September 1996
Section 3, except subsections (3) and (5)1st September 1996
Section 3(3) and (5)26th July 1996
Sections 4 to 71st October 1996
Section 9 (partially)26th July 1996
Section 121st September 1996 and 1st October 1996
Section 1326th July 1996
Schedule 2, paragraphs 1(2) and (3), 2, 4 to 7 and 131st October 1996
Schedule 2, paragraphs 3(2) and 8 to 121st September 1996
Schedule 3, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 51st September 1996
Schedule 4, repeal of part of Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 19931st September 1996
Schedule 4, repeal of part of Immigration 19711st October 1996
(2)

Subsection (3) was, and subsections (1) and (2) were partially, brought into force on 26th July 1996 by S.I. 1996/2053.

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