Immigration Bill: The Committee Stage.
'The Immigration Bill is being pushed through Parliament with remarkable haste. There is usually a gap of about 3 weeks between the second reading and the committee stage, this time there’s 3 days. This kind of hurry is usually reserved for emergency pieces of legislation, it would appear this time it is to minimise debate and opposition. The Labour Party say they abstained on the second reading because they had inadequate time to read the bill before that was sprung on them. The government haven’t explained why things are moving at this speed. So we have to be as speedy as we can be....'
Have your say on the Immigration Bill.
'The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 29 October; it will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage on Tuesday 19 November 2013.