Clause 4

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

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

I am gratified that the Minister takes such an avid interest in the prognostications of my right hon. and hon. Friends, which is as it should be, given that we will be forming the Government after the next general election.

On expenditure, is it not the case that under the comprehensive spending review the Home Office budget will be reduced in real terms? In fairness, the Minister is not in a position to lecture the Opposition about the priorities of Home Office funding on immigration.