Clause 1

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 6th March 2007.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Conservative, Hertsmere 10:45 am, 6th March 2007

I am listening patiently to the Minister. Before he moves on from training, I should like to make one point.  Although he has made a distinction between detention and arrest, as he has accepted, force may have to be used in the process of detention, and the difference between detention and arrest may be lost on those who are subject to one or the other. He has also told us about the training that will take place with the police. What consultations has he had with those who represent the immigration officers about the safety elements involved in this process, given that, in some cases, the use of force by immigration officers will be required?