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National Insurance Numbers

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals applying for a national insurance number and referred to the immigration and nationality directorate due to (a) suspicion about their eligibility to work in the UK, (b) the use of false documents and (c) other reasons were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted in each of the last five years. (75857)

Information on the number of investigations and prosecutions from specific referrals to the immigration and nationality directorate (IND) from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) could be obtained only by individually searching IND databases for the outcome of each referral received.

October 2004 to March 2005

April 2005 to March 2006

Investigations initiated

412

703

Prosecutions

150

359

Convictions

149

354

Note: Invalidated management information which excludes IND's border control directorate crime team investigations as they fall outside the referrals process.