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

My hon. Friend has anticipated my next point, as I was about to say that the Government had set out to create a Rolls-Royce system, but that it turned into an old banger on the way. I think that what my hon. Friend has seen of the system has amounted to a similar experience to mine. I also had the opportunity of visiting a post, seeing the appeals papers piling up, the ping-pong of requests for information between posts, and the delays and all the problems that arise from them. It is all set out in the Home Affairs Committee’s evidence. It is not surprising that Ministers have concluded that they must restrict some rights of appeal.