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

It is clear from the amendment. We are talking not about people who get fined, but about people who get sentenced to any form of imprisonment. I purposely tabled the amendments so that they would not include people who get involved in a drunken prank while they are a student, or somebody else who shoplifts something. They would not face any form of imprisonment and therefore would not be automatically deported either. We have to draw the line somewhere. I have clearly referred to anyone who gets a sentence of imprisonment. It is quite difficult to get such a sentence. One has to do something quite serious to get it