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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 Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 12:45 pm, 20th March 2007

I am grateful to the Minister for that attempted clarification but it makes my case stronger—chief inspectors should not be enjoined in this way from taking a decision that he or she should be able to take. It seems to strengthen the argument that subsection (4) should not be part of the new clause—quite apart from all of the points that I have already made—because it might be seen as contradicting subsection (2). I hope that the Minister can take that away and I give notice that I intend to press the amendment in the hope of improving his thought processes.