Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:15 pm on 10th October 2002.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench 4:15 pm, 10th October 2002

My Lords, most amendments, like most Bills, are capable of amendment. The noble Lord, Lord Judd, has suggested some minor improvement to the amendment. Nevertheless, the kind of reports called for by the amendment should prove to be a useful tool for post-legislative parliamentary scrutiny, for which so many people have called for so long.

If the accommodation centres come into being, we want to know how effective they are and their impact on the places where they are situated.