Clause 16

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 4:30 pm, 13th March 2007

The hon. Gentleman makes an important point, and we would indeed always encourage our agencies to work together in co-operation for the best outcomes. It is important that we apply the measures to the group in question sothat we can effect removal as soon as possible. That condition is also important because this period should not count towards settlement—a point that has been little discussed but which is important to the clause and those categories.