Immigration Law and Policy APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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The group will consider some of the regulatory and legislative barriers migrants face and will identify solutions to inform policy makers in the future. The group will also provide opportunities for MPs and immigration lawyers to discuss and work together on key areas of immigration law and policy.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Immigration Law and Policy

1. Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 June 2020
10/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: following witnesses gave oral evidence: Martin McTague, Policy and Advocacy Chair, Federation of Small Businesses;

2. Immigration Bill 2020: overarching documents
05/03/2020 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: Policy Equality Impact Assessment (PEIA) This PEIA sets out an analysis of the equalities considerations

3. Immigration Bill 2020: overarching documents
05/03/2020 - Home Office
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Found: Policy Equality Impact Assessment (PEIA) This PEIA sets out an analysis of the equalities considerations

4. All proceedings up to 12 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF)
12/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: following witnesses gave oral evidence: Martin McTague, Policy and Advocacy Chair, Federation of Small Businesses;

5. Response to Law Commission on simplification of the Immigration Rules
16/05/2019 - Migration Advisory Committee
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Found: Response to Law Commission on simplification of the Immigration Rules - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Immigration Law and Policy

1. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Second sitting)
09/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: Demography, Immigration, and Integration Unit, and Director of the Integration Hub website, Policy Exchange - Speech Link
2: other benefits. Those provisions are preserved in UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 so there - Speech Link
3: cannot make a regulation that breaches international law, just to be clear on that point. Would you have concerns - Speech Link

2. Immigration Rules: Statements of Changes
27/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: regrets that the Statements of changes to the Immigration Rules (HC813, HC1043 and HC1248), published respectively - Speech Link
2: Government bouncing through a huge change to the immigration system with minimal discussion in this House - Speech Link

3. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
07/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: how a new law is enforced and the resources devoted to it is almost as important as the law itself. Our - Speech Link
2: passionate speech.When I was a first-year law student at Hertford College, Oxford, we learned that - Speech Link

4. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Eighth sitting)
28/02/2019 - Public Bill Committees

1: after sub-paragraph (d), insert—‘(e) The Immigration and Social Security (EU Withdrawal) Act 2019 - Speech Link
2: without which we say the repeal of the retained EU law relating to free movement should not happen. In other - Speech Link
3: practise as an immigration lawyer; this was a decade ago. Back then, the immigration rules were horrendously - Speech Link

5. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Sixth sitting)
16/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: the merits of the devolution of powers over immigration from the EEA area and Switzerland to (i) Senedd - Speech Link
2: application fees and the potential devolution of immigration policy of EEA and Swiss nationals to Wales, Scotland - Speech Link
3: for settled or pre-settled status under the Immigration Rules.’This new clause would ensure the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Immigration Law and Policy
1. Immigration: EU Law
asked by: Stuart C McDonald
07/02/2020
... how many withdrawal of international protection (Article 14 and 19 Directive 2011/95/EU) decisions were made by the UK in 2019 and what the (a) nationality and (b) protection status was of each applicant subject to those decisions.

2. Immigration: EU Law
asked by: Stuart C McDonald
07/02/2020
... how many cessation of international protection (Articles 11 and 17 Directive 2011/95/EU) decisions were made by the UK in 2019; and what the (a) nationality and (b) protection status was of each applicant subject to those decisions.

3. Immigration: Law
asked by: Lord Green of Deddington
20/12/2017
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made by the Law Commission in their work on the simplification of immigration legislation; and when it is envisaged that that project will be completed.

4. Immigration: EU Law
asked by: Stuart C McDonald
15/01/2019
... how many withdrawal of international protection decisions were made by the UK by nationality of applicant under Article 14 and Article 19 o f Directive 2011/95/EU in 2018.

5. Immigration: EU Law
asked by: Stuart C McDonald
15/01/2019
... how many cessation of international protection decisions by nationality of applicant have been made by the UK under Article 11 and Article 17 of Directive 2011/95/EU in 2018.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Adam Afriyie Portrait
Adam Afriyie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Windsor
Joined: 4th November 2020
Stephen Farry Portrait
Stephen Farry
Vice Chair
Alliance - North Down
Joined: 4th November 2020
Jonathan Lord Portrait
Jonathan Lord
Vice Chair
Conservative - Woking
Joined: 4th November 2020
Stuart C McDonald Portrait
Stuart C McDonald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Stephen Timms MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4000.

Email: timmss@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Patrick Lewis, Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ. Tel: 020 7993 7600

Email: patrickl@gclaw.co.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Immigration Law and Policy APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Immigration Law and Policy APPG