Clause 19

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 9:30 am, 15th March 2007

Under the specific terms of the amendment, Parliament would have a report from the Home Secretary. It would give this Home Secretary, for example, the chance to agree with or repudiate the proposal of his predecessor but one that there was no obvious upper limit to immigration to this country. The Government behave as though they do not believe that any more, but they have never formally said so; the amendment would give Parliament a useful chance to ask the Home Secretary whether he has reversed the Government’s previous immigration policy.