Clause 28

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth 4:15 pm, 15th March 2007

Yes, it is shocking, isn’t it? In my teenage years I did one or two rather silly things. Let us put it this way: it did not involve dressing up in £1,000 tail-coats. Let us not go down this road; I can feel an imaginary shovel in my hands as I continue.

Let us be reasonable. People who are young—by that I mean under the age of 20, and even a little bit older—do silly things. I should think that most of the people in the Room have done silly things and I certainly include myself in that. One does not go to prison for doing one-off silly things, or for doing things as a drunken student.