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Mark Harper, Hansard 5 Sep 2013 Col 585

Mark Harper, Hansard 5 Sep 2013 Col 585

If we were to do what my hon. Friend suggested and have a blanket policy of not detaining [pregnant] women, first, having read many cases, I fear we would find quite a lot of people saying they were pregnant as another method of delaying their departure from the UK … I do not want this to be an excuse that women who are not pregnant dream up in order to throw a legal obstacle in the way.

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Colin Yeo
Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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