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Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 20th March 2007.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality) 12:45 pm, 20th March 2007

I am following the remarks of the hon. Gentleman carefully and repeat my offer to examine his remarks and check that new clause 6(4) is in line with his ambitions, which I think I share. On that specific example, under new clause 6(2)(c),

“the practice and procedure in making decisions” is obviously a general issue, which he is talking about. The ability of a chief inspector to look at individual cases in the context of a general issue is, therefore, very clear. The chief inspector has the power to look at specific cases and it is quite obvious that the example that the hon. Gentleman prays in aid is precisely,

“the practice and procedure in making decisions”.

The way that subsection (2)(a) to (f) is drawn is rather wide.