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Immigration Bill

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:19 pm on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 4:19 pm, 13th October 2015

The hon. Gentleman made it clear that he will support the Bill. I have listened carefully to his speech and I am pleased that prosecutions are being brought in the circumstances that he outlined. However, some of us are very disturbed that the increased powers to be given to immigration officers under the Bill include the power to strip search for nationality documents. How can he and those who share the Government Benches with him defend that?