New Clause 8

UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 20th March 2007.

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Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Reports

‘(1) The Chief Inspector shall report in writing to the Secretary of State—

(a) once each calendar year, in relation to the performance of the functions under section [Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Establishment] generally, and

(b) at other times as requested by the Secretary of State in relation to specified matters.

(2) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament a copy of any report received under subsection (1).

(3) But a copy may omit material if the Secretary of State thinks that its publication—

(a) is undesirable for reasons of national security, or

(b) might jeopardise an individual’s safety.’.—[Mr. Byrne.]

Brought up, and read the First and Second time.

Amendment proposed to the proposed new clause: (a), in line 9, after ‘State’, insert ‘and the Information Commissioner’.

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 8.

Division number 16 Nimrod Review — Statement — New Clause 8

Aye: 6 MPs

No: 8 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause added to the Bill.