Clause 19

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Conservative, Hertsmere 9:45 am, 15th March 2007

I am grateful to the Under-Secretary for giving way. I did not say that there was an economic benefit from migration, and she must answer the point that was made by Migrationwatch. On the advisory committee, what will its advice be? Will it be a number, or advice on the skills that employers say are needed in the economy? Will the migration advisory committee just be the renamed skills advisory board, which the Government thought about all along and mentioned in their paper?