Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill 2021-22


create offences in respect of persons who have entered the UK illegally or who have remained in the UK without legal authority; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Christopher Chope.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 21 June 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Christopher Chope), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Presentation Bill can be tabled by any MP after the fifth Wednesday of the Session. There is no limit to the number of Presentation Bills an individual MP may table.

So is this going to become a law?

Presentation Bills are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Presentation Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: 3 Dec 2021 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 40%

Latest Key documents

Explanatory Note
23/11/2021

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages