§ Mr. Sillars
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to carry out the undertakings given by Lord Ferrers,Official Report, columns 367 and 401, 4 March, with regard to regulation 2(b) of the Immigration (Restrictive Right of Appeal Against Deportation) (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 1988 (SI 1203); and if he will exclude persons returning to the United Kingdom who are entitled to remain in terms of sections 3(3)(b) of the Immigration Act 1971 from the operation of section 5 of the Immigration Act 1988 even if they do not obtain re-entry by virtue of section 3(3)(b) of the 1971 Act.
§ Mr. Renton
[holding answer 12 December 1988]: The Immigration (Restricted Right of Appeal Against Deportation) (Exemption) No. 2 Order 1988 exempts from the provisions of section 5(2) of the Immigration Act 1988 those persons who leave the United Kingdom and are re-landed during the currency of the earlier leave for the remainder of the terms and conditions of that leave. The order fully reflects the Government's intention to make an exception for such persons. To extend the scope of the exception so that it applied to those whose absence abroad was followed by re-admission other than by virtue of section 3(3)(b) would negate much of the purpose of section 5 of the 1988 Act.