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Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the action taken by police and immigration officers in conducting raids to arrest numbers of suspected illegal entrants; and if he will make a statement.

I have received recent representations only from the hon. Member for Bradford, West himself.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of passengers granted temporary admission in 1986; and how many of these subsequently absconded.

[pursuant to his reply, 10 April 1987, c. 421]: In 1986, a total of 12,414 passengers were given temporary admission pending further examination and 10,757 were given temporary admission following refusal of leave to enter. Some passengers were included in both categories. Many passengers given temporary admission in the latter part of 1986 were not required to report back until the early months of 1987, but the number of passengers recorded in 1986 as having failed to comply with the conditions of temporary admissions was 1,161.