Minister for Immigration, Damian Green, made a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 10 May on the Government's decision to opt in to the draft EU Directive on passenger name records.
Shabana Mahmood, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs responded on behalf of the Opposition.
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