Clause 16

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Minister, Transport 5:00 pm, 13th March 2007

I should like to put a couple of scenarios to the Minister to explain when the amendment might apply. At the moment, we have a number of people from Zimbabwe and Iran who, for various reasons, are not able to go back to their own country, but they have not been granted asylum; in the case of Zimbabwe, the process has been frozen. If a nurse or a doctor from Zimbabwe who was perfectly well qualified was in that situation, would it not make sense for them to be able to work and thus be of benefit to this country?