Clause 290 - Report on exercise of powers

Part of Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:30 pm ar 8 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 6:30, 8 Ionawr 2002

My hon. Friend's comments about former Whips are getting very personal, and I shall not rise to the bait.

The scheme that we propose is similar to that currently provided under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, in which an appointed person produces an annual report on refusals for entry clearance. That system was first introduced under the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993. It provided independent scrutiny of the refusals of entry clearance applications presented to Parliament. That is the kind of system that we envisage in this case.

Clause 290, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.