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Clause 5 - Refusal of leave to enter

Part of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 20th October 2005.

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Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality), Home Office 3:00 pm, 20th October 2005

I take the point about the drafting of the amendment; I do not wish to pursue that. I simply say that the amendment is of no practical value. Clause 5, as drafted, already prevents a refusal of leave to enter being appealed on full grounds where entry clearance was obtained for a purpose other than that for which leave to enter was then sought.  

We are satisfied that the drafting is appropriate and that there is no need for reference to be made to section 92(3C). There is certainly no need for reference to be made to section 92(3)(c), which does not exist. I think that we are right to say that there is no need for the amendment for the brief reasons that I have offered. I ask the hon. Gentleman to withdraw the amendment and that clause 5 stand part of the Bill.