|Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill
Mr. Malins: Let me be generous and admit that freely. If I have gone slightly over the top because I feel strongly about it, the Minister knows that it is unlike me. She knows that I am normally moderate and reasoned. In some cases, lawyers try to spin out the process for a long time. The Minister was, however, right to acknowledge that the Home Office has some fundamental administrative problems, so it is essential to have a sense of urgency about the Bill.
I have tabled an amendment that would require the Government to place a person into an accommodation centre for no more than three months. The whole process should be finished and concluded in that time. I look forward to hearing the Minister's response to my strictures. Efficiency has been sadly lacking from the system for many years.
Adjourned till Thursday 9 May at Nine o'clock.
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Hurst, Mr. Alan (Chairman)
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Winterton, Ms Rosie
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