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 Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 5:00 pm, 13th March 2007

I take the point that my hon. Friend makes, but those with limited leave may or may not be subjected to employment restrictions. As I said, the clause will not in any way introduce new restrictions. There are people who have limited leave who do have the ability to work.

I believe that the amendment would potentially undermine the effective operation of immigration control. Therefore, I say to the hon. Member for Rochdale that I cannot accept it.