*Secretary of State for the Home Department v JM (Zimbabwe)

Immigration – Appeal. The correct construction of s 35 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004 was that the Secretary of State could not lawfully require the claimant to tell Zimbabwean officials that he agreed to return voluntarily because that was seeking to use the general power in ss (1) of the Act in a manner which was inconsistent with and contradicted the specific limitation in ss (2) (g), under which the claimant could only be required to answer questions in interview accurately and completely. So the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) held in dismissing the appeal by the Secretary of State.

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