Report (1st Day)

Part of Immigration Bill – in the House of Lords at 4:15 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Hamwee Baroness Hamwee Liberal Democrat 4:15 pm, 1st April 2014

My Lords, the noble Lord has spoken very powerfully about this issue, today and previously. I hope that he will understand the spirit in which I make this point; I make it only in case we find that this is more than a probing amendment. Will he confirm that his amendment to take out this paragraph would still leave the reasonable force—or, as he might say, so-called reasonable force—provision in the immigration legislation because of the way in which the paragraph is worded, which essentially updates the references to the immigration Acts? As I say, I ask that very gently only in case we find that we are faced with a little more than his questions.