Clause 19

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough 10:00 am, 15th March 2007

I want to reiterate the general comments made by my hon. Friends, but I would also like to make reference to my particular concerns about the points-based system. My comments are based on the experience that I have had as an MP dealing with the issues arising—I put it no more pejoratively than that—from the EU migration from May 2004 onwards.

Two specific points concern me. First, as Sir Andrew Green said in his evidence, the Government and the migration advisory committee will be almost solely driven by large employers and certain sectors—