Immigration Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:45 pm on 1 April 2014.

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Photo of Lord Pannick Lord Pannick Crossbench 9:45, 1 April 2014

I am grateful to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead, and the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, for their support and to the noble and learned Lord the Minister, in particular, for giving the assurances I sought. I am still concerned that there remains a conflict between what I see as the absolutist language of the clause and the flexibility which the noble and learned Lord recognises that Article 8 requires by reference to the circumstances of individual cases. I fear that this clause will cause confusion and it will foster litigation. However I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 17 withdrawn.

Amendments 18 to 21 not moved.