Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers residing in accommodation centres must be provided with legal advice from qualified advisors — 31 Oct 2002 at 18:22
The Bill gives the government the power to set up accommodation centres for destitute asylum seekers and people with residency restrictions. The amendment requires the government to provide qualified legal advisors to those residing in accommodation centres.
The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill became law in 2002. Its main aims were to:
- Allow asylum seekers to be detained at any time
- Disallow appeals from within the UK from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of a specific country
- Deny asylum seekers support unless they make their claim "as soon as reasonably practicable" after arrival into the UK
- Create accommodation centres to house destitute asylum seekers
-  Earl Russell, House of Lords, 31 October 2002
-  Section 16 in the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act
-  Based on The Guardian's A-Z of legislation
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