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Immigration Bill

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 3:17 pm on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Shadow Home Secretary 3:17 pm, 13th October 2015

I am grateful for the spirit in which the hon. Gentleman has introduced his remarks and for what he has said. He talked about right to rent. Does he agree that, in the absence of any evidence from the Government on the pilot, we have to accept what has been produced by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants? As I said in my speech, its findings are extremely troubling. If we accept those findings, it is impossible to support the Bill tonight because of its potential to cause widespread discrimination against British citizens too.