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U.K.

Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act 1919

1919 CHAPTER 92 9 and 10 Geo 5

An Act to continue and extend the provisions of the Aliens Restriction Act, 1914.

[23rd December 1919]

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

C3In this enactment “alien” in relation to any time after the beginning of 1.1.1983 is defined by British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61, SIF 87), s. 51 (4)

Commencement Information

I1Act in force at Royal Assent

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Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 1, 2 (1) repealed by Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77), s. 34 (1), Sch. 6

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(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

Textual Amendments

F2Ss. 1, 2 (1) repealed by Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77), s. 34 (1), Sch. 6

Further Restrictions of AliensU.K.

3 Incitement to sedition, &c.U.K.

(1)If any alien attempts or does any act calculated or likely to cause sedition or disaffection amongst any of His Majesty’s Forces or the forces of His Majesty’s allies, or amongst the civilian population, he shall be liable on conviction on indictment to penal servitude for a term not exceeding ten years, or on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.

(2)If any alien promotes or attempts to promote industrial unrest in any industry in which he has not been bona fide engaged for at least two years immediately preceding in the United Kingdom, he shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4S. 3 (1) amended as to penal servitude (E.W.) (S.) by Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58), s. 1(1) and (N.I.) by Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1953 (c. 14), s. 1 (1)

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Textual Amendments

F55 Employment of aliens in ships of the mercantile marine.U.K.

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6 Appointment of aliens to the Civil Service. U.K.

After the passing of this Act no alien shall be appointed to any office or place in the Civil Service of the State.

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Textual Amendments

F7F8F98 Provisions as to aliens on juries.U.K.

No alien shall sit upon a jury in any judicial or other proceedings if challenged by any party to such proceedings.

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GeneralU.K.

13 Offences and penalties.U.K.

(1)If any person acts in contravention of or fails to comply with the provisions of this Act . . . F12, he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

(2)If any person aids or abets any person in any contravention of this Act or knowingly harbours any person whom he knows or has reasonable ground for believing to have acted in contravention of this Act, he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F13

(4)A person who is guilty of an offence against this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F14Level 3 on the standard scale][F14one hundred pounds] or to imprisonment, [F15with or without hard labour], for a term not exceeding six months, or, on a second or subsequent conviction, twelve months, or, in either case, to both such fine and imprisonment.

Textual Amendments

F13Ss. 13 (3), 14 (1) repealed by Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77), s. 34 (1), Sch. 6

F14Words beginning “level 3”substituted (S.) for words beginning “one”by virtue of Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C7Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 35 (in relation to liability on first and subsequent convictions), 38 (increase of fines) and 46 (substitution of references to levels on the standard scale) apply (E.W.)

C8Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), s. 289E (in relation to liability on first and subsequent convictions), applies (S.)

C9S. 13(4) amended as to imprisonment with hard labour (E.W.)(S.) by Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58), s. 1 (2)

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(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F16

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F17

Textual Amendments

F16Ss. 13 (3), 14 (1) repealed by Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77), s. 34 (1), Sch. 6

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Textual Amendments

16†Short title and repeal.U.K.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act, 1919, and the principal Act and this Act may be cited together as the Aliens Restriction Acts, 1914 and 1919.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F19

Textual Amendments

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