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Stansted Hijacking

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has received evidence that the Stansted hijacking was also part of a people smuggling operation; and if he will make a statement. (74002)

We have received no evidence that the Stansted hijacking was part of a people smuggling operation. Our current understanding is that the purpose of the hijack was to claim asylum.