Clause 18

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:00 pm on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Minister, Transport 6:00 pm, 13th March 2007

We are now moving on to enforcement procedures. The two amendments that stand in my name seek to deal with those measures, in the first case by ensuring that any officer who attempts to make an enforcement has a proper warrant. This is part of the probing process; I want to establish from the Minister the process by which the provisions will operate. Secondly, I seek to ensure that the officer is properly designated, as we discussed earlier.

The provisions are important. Exercising those powers without the benefit of a warrant would set a dangerous precedent. I want the Minister to explain the purpose of the provision, and I want to ensure that the people involved are properly designated.