Clause 28

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 4:30 pm, 15th March 2007

I rise to support the amendment of my hon. Friend the Member for Hertsmere, to speak to my own amendments and, as my hon. Friend did, to put this large group of amendments in the context of the debate of the past 15 months.

For a few minutes, the Committee appeared to agree that if a person is drunk when they commit a crime, it is somehow not as bad. That is simply not the case.