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

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:00 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 10:00 pm, 1st April 2014

Of course, I am very happy to talk to the noble Baroness about the detail of this. I mentioned that the Secretary of State considers these cases and normally has a 60-day period to get the individual’s status sorted out. We appreciate that this is not easy for individuals to cope with. I think that 90 days was mentioned by the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, and also by the noble Baroness, Lady Smith. But in practice, 60 days is within the Secretary of State’s discretion.

I will write with fuller detail. I hope that we will have a chance to talk about this before we get to Third Reading.

Amendment 22 withdrawn.

Consideration on Report adjourned.