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 Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 4:45 pm, 13th March 2007

I accept that the hon. Member for Rochdale is of the view, policy-wise, that asylum seekers should be allowed to work. However, his amendment refers to persons granted limited leave and so would not apply to asylum seekers. I understand what he is getting at, but this would be the wrong place to make such provision.