Yesterday was the last day in Committee (House of Lords) for the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
The Bill will now progress to Report stage (House of Lords) which is scheduled to start on 5 March 2012. It will then proceed to its third reading, and will subsequently be returned to the House of Commons for consideration of amendments made in the Lords. We previously highlighted some key concerns about the Bill...
JCWI is delighted to announce the opening of a new advice line – for undocumented migrants in London.
Undocumented migrants do not fall into any of the UK’s legal immigration categories. This includes migrants who entered the country through an irregular channel or do not possess valid documents, migrants who have overstayed their visas, migrants with rejected asylum applications or cases where refugee status was revoked.
It must be a pretty frustrating job being immigration minister. You get to call yourself a minister, you might get a couple of rides in the Home Sec’s limo, but you don’t get to announce new exciting stuff. That bit is saved for the Home Secretary herself. This week must have been quite a chore for Damian Green. Bigged up on Sunday through his interview with the Sunday Times, heralding a speech on Thursday at Policy Network, only to watch as the assembled journalists, critics, thinkers and supporters start inspecting their nails and shoes as you announce the speech is going to be more of a lecture than anything else.
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