This is ILPA’s briefing on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill for second reading in the House of Commons. For enquiries please contact Charles Bishop, Legal and Parliamentary Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In summary, ILPA’s recommendations on the Bill are:
- Paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 should be amended so that the provisions the government intends to disapply are stated on the face of the Bill.
- Clause 2 of the Bill should be brought into line with the government’s policy in relation to deportation of Irish citizens.
- Clause 2 of the Bill should make clear that Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland may not be deported or excluded from the UK.
- The government must justify the continued need for the powers in clause 4.The government should omit clause 5 on the co-ordination of social security and bring forward primary legislation to make any changes.