Clause 16

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Minister, Transport 4:45 pm, 13th March 2007

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. Of course, I was referring to the initial application for asylum. Within two months of the date on which the process is started—when the asylum application has been made and the case is being heard—they could seek employment. Those employment rights would continue until the person was removed.