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Illegal Immigration

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he takes to verify the authenticity of evidence submitted to him against suspected illegal immigrants.

All the available information, including statements made and evidence submitted about a person believed to be an illegal entrant, is very carefully assessed and investigations made, as appropriate, before a decision to remove him as an illegal entrant is taken. An appeal against the giving of directions to remove a person as an illegal entrant may be made from overseas, when the facts of the case are subject to review by an independent adjudicator.