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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested in January as illegal immigrants; and how many had come from the Indian Sub-continent.

The available information is that during January 113 people were detained on the authority of an immigration officer as having entered the United Kingdom illegally. Of these, 52 were citizens of Bangladesh, India or Pakistan.