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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many illegal immigrants have been discovered to be employed by his Department in each year since 2001; in what capacities they were employed; how many were discovered as part of a criminal investigation; and what the nature of the charges brought against them were. (73957)

I can confirm that no illegal immigrants have been discovered to be employed by DFID since 2001. Nationality checks are carried out as part of the recruitment process before any individual is appointed to DFID. We have not included any agency workers, contractors or consultants as these individuals are not employed directly by DFID.