Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the UK) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:35 am on 11th March 2016.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering 9:35 am, 11th March 2016

I will happily give way to every hon. Member, but I just want to finish this point before giving way to my hon. Friend Jeremy Lefroy and then to my hon. Friend Julian Knight. At a time when each and every year this country is spending more money on public services than it raises in taxation, a state of affairs that has been true ever since 2002 and which the Chancellor himself said will not be fully addressed until 2019—here we are in 2016, spending more money each year than we raise in taxation and we still have an annual deficit—this issue is costing this country £1 billion a year, according to my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley, and I am sure that he is absolutely right. That is a shocking state of affairs.