The work of the UK Border Agency - Home Affairs Committee Contents

Formal Minutes

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Members present:

Rt Hon Keith Vaz, in the Chair
Mr James Clappison

Dr Julian Huppert

Bridget Phillipson

Mr David Winnick

Draft Report (The work of the UK Border Agency), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 6 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 7 read:

Amendment proposed, at end of paragraph insert "In cases where severe delays in decision-making have been the fault of the government and not the applicant, and where the passage of time has made evidence harder to find or has led to the applicant's being better integrated into British society, there is an argument in favour of granting the applicant leave to remain."—(Dr Julian Huppert)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 3

Dr Julian Huppert

Bridget Phillipson

Mr David Winnick

Noes, 1

Mr James Clappison

Paragraph, as amended, agreed to.

Paragraphs 7 to 19 read and agreed to.

Papers were appended to the Report.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fourth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 11 January at 10.30 am

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