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 James Clappison James Clappison Conservative, Hertsmere 9:30 am, 15th March 2007

While the Government are answering that, they might also like to answer the question whether they believe that under the points-based system, the number of applications will be the same as it is now, or higher or lower. Perhaps the Minister would like to tell us. Do the Government see the number running at this rate of over 100,000 a year? As I emphasised, I am talking about work permits that carry the right to settlement, which I suspect will be exercised in a substantial number of cases.