National Insurance Numbers and Illegal Immigrants

Part of Opposition Day — [6th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 2:08 pm on 16 January 2008.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Employment and Welfare Reform) 2:08, 16 January 2008

On the point raised by Mr. Jackson, it is clear this afternoon that Mr. Hands and his colleagues do not support issuing identity cards to foreign nationals and have not supported our plans on biometric visas. Given the previous point made, they clearly do not support the measures that we are taking to count people in and out. I understand that the Conservative party is in favour of a cap. Can the hon. Gentleman say what that cap is?