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Part of Immigration (Time Limit on Detention) – in the House of Commons at 2:03 pm on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme 2:03 pm, 5th December 2018

There is one other factor, which my right hon. Friend may be coming to. Does she agree that it would be quite possible for the Government to apply free movement in a more restrictive way, particularly regarding the world of work, as other countries, such as France, have done? Would she like to speculate on whether one reason why the Government have not done that is that the Home Office is so overwhelmed and has been so greatly cut that it does not have the capacity to enforce such a tighter policy?