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The Housing Accommodation and Homelessness(Persons subject to Immigration Control) Order(Northern Ireland) 1996

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2.  In this Order—

“the Act” means the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996;

“the 1971 Act”(1) means the Immigration Act 1971;

“claim for asylum” means a claim made by a person that it would be contrary to the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Convention for him to be removed from or required to leave the United Kingdom;

“Common Travel Area” means the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland collectively;

“the Convention” means the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28th July 1951(2), as extended by Article 1(2) of the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees done at New York on 31st January 1967(3);

“the Executive” means the Northern Ireland Housing Executive;

“full-time course” means a course normally involving not less than 15 hours attendance a week in term time for the organised day-time study of a single subject or related subjects;

“overseas student” means a person who is attending a full-time course at a specified education institution;

“specified education institution” means—


a higher education institution within the meaning given by Article 30(3) of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993(4)


an institution which provides further education within the meaning given by Article 100(2) of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(5), including any such institution which also provides a course of higher education to which Article 101 of that Order applies.


Cmnd. 9171.


Cmnd. 3906.

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