Section 55 Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

Section 55…

06-04-2013
Another chase up for our documents… and also sending out… Sec 55-Duty regarding the welfare of children…
Subject: Re: Futher information…
From: Me @ Mine
To: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
Cc: [email protected];
Bcc:
Date: Saturday, 6 April 2013, 2:25
name and address
Date: As Emailed
FAO: Paula Scott / Rob Whiteman
CC: Nadhim Zahawi
* MP Ref: x
* Home Office Ref: (Its a long reference)
So, yet more days pass and still I am without either my passport on my doormat, or a response from UKBA. My passport was requested back in Jan 2013.
Surely even UKBA (or should I refer to you as the Immigration and Visa Service now?) would realise that withholding my passport for such a length of time breaches both my rights afforded by UN Treaties (International Law) and EU Directive 2004/38/EC.
I refer to my rights as being breached: 1) The right for myself to leave any country, including “my own”… (previously sent details of this treaty)…
2) Breach of my right to travel across Europe.
In addition to this, you are also breaching the rights of my children – so this is yet another message DEMANDING YOU RETURN OUR DOCUMENTS!
In addition to this, I thought I would send yet another very useful link to yourselves… obviously, you should already be well aware of this though…
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2009/11/section/55
Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

Section 55 – Duty regarding the welfare of children

(1)The Secretary of State must make arrangements for ensuring that—
(a)the functions mentioned in subsection (2) are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in the United Kingdom, and
(b)any services provided by another person pursuant to arrangements which are made by the Secretary of State and relate to the discharge of a function mentioned in subsection (2) are provided having regard to that need.
(2)The functions referred to in subsection (1) are—
(a)any function of the Secretary of State in relation to immigration, asylum or nationality;
(b)any function conferred by or by virtue of the Immigration Acts on an immigration officer;
(c)any general customs function of the Secretary of State;
(d)any customs function conferred on a designated customs official.
(3)A person exercising any of those functions must, in exercising the function, have regard to any guidance given to the person by the Secretary of State for the purpose of subsection (1).
(4)The Director of Border Revenue must make arrangements for ensuring that—
(a)the Director’s functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in the United Kingdom, and
(b)any services provided by another person pursuant to arrangements made by the Director in the discharge of such a function are provided having regard to that need.
(5)A person exercising a function of the Director of Border Revenue must, in exercising the function, have regard to any guidance given to the person by the Secretary of State for the purpose of subsection (4).
(6)In this section—
“children†means persons who are under the age of 18;
“customs functionâ€, “designated customs official†and “general customs function†have the meanings given by Part 1.
(7)A reference in an enactment (other than this Act) to the Immigration Acts includes a reference to this section.

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