Clause 3

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

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

I am grateful to the Minister for that offer and look forward to receiving his letter. Can he tell us whether my impression that clause 3(1)(b) refers to the offence of common assault when it is committed against an immigration officer is correct? If actual bodily harm is included in that, we would appreciate hearing from him, too. Will he tell us what the normal sentence for common assault is in other circumstances, as compared with the sentence of 51 weeks here?