Clause 1

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 6th March 2007.

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Photo of Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Minister, Transport 12:15 pm, 6th March 2007

I welcome the remarks of the Minister, particularly those at the end. A move to make the whole of the IND subject to the Children Act 2004 would be widely welcomed. Obviously, we are dealing with a very specific clause and a very specific activity that certain designated immigration officers are being asked to undertake. That is the context in which I moved the amendment. I believe that most people will welcome the Minister’s remarks about extending the provisions to the whole of the IND, given the scope within which it operates. Perhaps the Minister will write and let us know about the consultation and when he expects to give us more information on when the IND will be subject to that particular revision. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.