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Immigration: Family Indefinite Leave to Remain

Volume 693: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will repeat the family indefinite leave to remain exercise of 2003; and [HL4305]

Whether, in deciding whether to repeat the family indefinite leave to remain exercise of 2003, they will take account of the likely impact of removing children who have become fully integrated into British society, or who have no knowledge of their countries of origin. [HL4306]

I can reassure the noble Lord that officials from the Border and Immigration Agency will take into account the position of children, including the impact of their removal, in line with the requirements of the Immigration Rules. This is not dependent on any repeat of the family indefinite leave to remain exercise of 2003.