Home Secretary Theresa May
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Ministers divided over parts of immigration policy

Divisions were exposed between two cabinet ministers, on a key part of the government's immigration policy.

The home secretary Theresa May, promised to 'get a grip' on immigration and change the rules so that more foreign criminals could be deported.

But she drew criticism from her colleague Kenneth Clarke the Justice Secretary for claiming that one man's deportation had been blocked because he owned a pet cat.

James Landale reports.

  • 04 Oct 2011