The Housing Accommodation (Persons Subject to Immigration Control) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 1999

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Published: 1999-12-03

Welsh Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 3465 (W53)

HOUSING, WALES
IMMIGRATION, WALES
The Housing Accommodation (Persons Subject to Immigration Control) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 1999

Made
3rd December 1999

Coming into force
6th December 1999

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 9 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996(1) which are now vested in it so far as exercisable in Wales(2):

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Housing Accommodation (Persons Subject to Immigration Control) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 6th December 1999.

(2) This Order applies to Wales only.

Asylum seekers

2.  In the Housing Accommodation and Homelessness (Persons Subject to Immigration Control) Order 1996(3), in article 3 (classes specified under section 9(1)), at the end, there shall be added —

“Class DG – an asylum-seeker to whom, or a dependent of an asylum-seeker to whom, a local authority is required to provide support in accordance with regulations made under Schedule 9 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999(4).”.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(5).

Jane Davidson
The Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly
3rd December 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
Section 9(1) of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 requires a local housing authority, so far as practicable, to secure that no tenancy of, or licence to occupy, housing accommodation provided under Part II of the Housing Act 1985 (provision of housing accommodation), other than accommodation allocated under Part VI of the Housing Act 1996 (allocation of housing accommodation), is granted to a person subject to immigration control unless that person is of a class specified in an order made by the Secretary of State. That power, so far as exercisable in Wales, is now vested in the National Assembly for Wales
This Order specifies, for the purposes of that section, asylum-seekers to whom, or their dependants to whom, a local authority is required to provide support in accordance with regulations made under Schedule 9 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
This Order extends to Wales only.


(1)
1996 c. 49. Section 9, in so far as it extends to England and Wales, was amended by paragraph 3 of Schedule 16, and Parts VII and VIII of Schedule 19, to the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52).

(2)
See the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672).

(3)
S.I. 1996/1982; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1998/139.

(4)
1999 c. 33.

(5)
1998 c. 38.
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