Clause 1

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 6th March 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough 11:30 am, 6th March 2007

If I may, Mr. Illsley, I want to probe the Minister on the substance of the amendment tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Ashford. The Minister will know, because we discussed it last week, that my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth has not received satisfactory answers in respect of the number of compensation claims made against the IND and immigration officers, which is troubling, and he has therefore had to resort to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Does not the Minister believe that there would be a causal link between including the code of practice in the Bill and the reduction of vexatious and malicious complaints against the immigration service?