Clause 2

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 6th March 2007.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Conservative, Hertsmere 5:00 pm, 6th March 2007

I agree with my hon. Friend’s observations, which it is proper to make. We are discussing a permissive power for a designated immigration officer to pursue and return an individual after a different immigration officer has detained or attempted to detain the person concerned. In the light of that, are there any circumstances  in which an undesignated or non-designated immigration officer could pursue or return an individual in the manner contemplated in subsection (5)? If so, will the Minister spell them out to give us an understanding of the legal position?