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extension of leave to remain

Part of Coronavirus Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Paymaster General 9:00 pm, 23rd March 2020

I will make a little progress, because there is quite a lot that I have not managed to say at the Dispatch Box yet.

We will therefore be able to carry out the will of Parliament quickly and efficiently, and this mechanism gives the House of Commons the final say on how the powers in this Act are to be used. I note the pragmatic suggestions of my right hon. Friend Mr Davis, but I do not think that anything he says about future legislation or measures that we wish to bring in, or indeed the House being able to express a view, is negated by the way we have set this out. Each of the four countries of the UK has its own set of laws, and these tools and powers differ to varying degrees in each area.