Clause 16

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Opposition Whip (Commons) 12:45 pm, 13th March 2007

I did not quite understand. Is that some formulaic use of statute, whereby the Secretary of State has to appear when officers of his Department are named—in this case immigration officers—or is it some sort of cover for an ability to introduce another set of officers to whom people might be required to report?