Supplementary Order Paper No 247

No 247

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Immigration Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Darien Fenton, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 12

In clause 12, new section 317E(1)(a) (line 36 on page 11), delete all or.

In clause 12, new section 317E(2)(b) (line 10 on page 12), replace modifications. with modifications; and.

In clause 12, new section 317E(2) after paragraph (b) (after line 10 on page 12), insert:

  • (c) relate to a specified individual.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 12 of the Immigration Amendment Bill. The amendments to new section 317E requiring individual assessment would ensure New Zealand meets its obligations to use detention only where necessary. The provision would continue to provide a mechanism to hold particular individuals further for reasons of continuing health, security, or identity concerns, while allowing others who arrived as part of the group, who do not pose such concerns, including women and children, to be considered for alternative options to detention while their claims for asylum are assessed.