Clause 2

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 6th March 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough 4:30 pm, 6th March 2007

Is my hon. Friend aware of the findings of the Select Committee on Home Affairs in 2001 in its report, “Border Controls”, which specifically draw attention to the weaknesses of the current situation, specifically the lack of a coherent, statutory border agency? The Committee said that there was a lack of access to other agencies’ databases and that some officers on duty did not have full powers to carry out necessary border control functions on behalf  of others. Would that situation not be remedied by the ability to hold people for longer, perhaps across duty rosters?