Clause 2

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 6th March 2007.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley 4:45 pm, 6th March 2007

I shall perhaps take a slightly different angle. We are considering a power of arrest without even reasonable suspicion. When a constable arrests somebody there has to be a reasonable suspicion. In this instance it is just on the basis of what someone thinks, regardless of whether there are reasons.