Clause 122

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 pm on 27 November 2007.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) 9:45, 27 November 2007

I am sorry to disappoint hon. Members, but the Government’s view is that someone who fulfils those criteria should expect to be deported. If that is not possible for ECHR reasons, we should not be obliged, as we currently are, to grant them leave under the Immigration Acts. In many cases, judicial review is open to them, and those people would have legal aid available to them. I am sorry to disappoint hon. Members, but we feel that it is appropriate in the circumstances.