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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants have been employed on Home Office premises in each of the last five years. (77073)

I am advised that of such records that are held locally, two members of staff were detected as not having valid leave to remain in the United Kingdom at the time of their employment. One in 2004, and one in 2005.

In addition, 12 contracted workers have been identified as having worked on Home Office premises illegally: eight this year, two in 2005, one in 2004 and one in 2002.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of foreign-born prisoners who (a) entered and (b) remained in the UK illegally. (64268)

The Immigration and Nationality Directorate does not currently record the information requested. The provision of this information could therefore be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of prisoners who (a) entered and (b) remained in the UK illegally have been recommended for deportation on completion of their sentences. (64269)

The provision of this information could only be obtained through review of individual case files and could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department provides to police forces on processing illegal immigrants when an Immigration Service official is unable to attend; and if he will make a statement. (84092)

Police will be provided with advice by the relevant local enforcement office in the event that resources do not permit attendance in person by an Immigration Service official.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in the past 12 months his Department has received information pertaining to illegal residency in the UK; and on how many occasions such information led to a deportation. (84253)

Data on the number of separate pieces of information about illegal residency received by the Home Office are not currently recorded centrally and therefore not available.