Supplementary Order Paper No 219

No 219

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Immigration Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Rt Hon Winston Peters, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 12

In clause 12, after new section 317C (after line 17 on page 11), insert:

317CA Provision of secure facilities
  • If a mass arrival warrant is issued under section 317B, the chief executive of the department that is, for the time being responsible for the administration of the Corrections Act 2004 must, with the authority of the Prime Minister, within 24 hours of the issue of the warrant, and then for the duration of the warrant, provide facilities adequate for the secure detention of the mass arrival group.

Explanatory note

New Zealand First’s support of the Immigration Amendment Bill is contingent on the Government putting in place the structures, infrastructure, and plans to make this Bill a practical and effective measure. There must be definite actions to back up the legislation. This Supplementary Order Paper proposes a requirement for the Corrections Department to have systems in place to set up one or more detention centres for illegal refugees within 24 hours of their arrival.