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Clause 34 - Disclosure to law enforcement agencies

Part of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 25th October 2005.

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Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality), Home Office 4:45 pm, 25th October 2005

It is entirely necessary. Those police forces are established not only under different jurisdictions but under a different statutory base. Specifically in the context of clauses 27 and 28, it is germane, appropriate and necessary to mention them   deliberately in the Bill. I accept entirely the hon. Gentleman’s point about our relationship and co-operation with those police forces.

I hope, not via a chorus or a tape recorder, that the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington will take the assurances given about the 1951 conventions—European and United Nations—in the manner given and will withdraw his amendment.