Clause 19

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:15 am on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 9:15 am, 15th March 2007

I am grateful to the Under-Secretary, who has been very generous in giving way. However, she will recognise that there are important matters here that need clarification. Can she give the Committee an estimate of how much extra pressure this measure will put on the already creaking asylum and immigration tribunals? If it is the case, as the Minister has just explained, that it is going to be a mode of appeal for in-country appeals—for people who are already here—and they will all go through the tribunals, how much extra work will be put on that system?