Clause 22

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Opposition Whip (Commons) 3:00 pm, 15th March 2007

The response to that is that one of the benefits of a Public Bill Committee is that we have been able to hear evidence, which the other Committee was not. The evidence has convinced us that four years would be more appropriate. If someone were sentenced to two years, how long could they actually expect to spend in prison?