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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Immigration and Nationality Directorate enforcement officials keep a record of the (a) confirmed and (b) unconfirmed illegal individuals dealt with while carrying out (i) raids and (ii) searches. (135838)

The Border and Immigration Agency do keep records of illegal migrants encountered during operational visits and searches.

Officers undertake intelligence led operational visits and searches to detain and remove persons who no longer have the right to remain in the UK and do so in line with operational policy and guidance, which is available to view at:

http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/lawandpolicy/policyinstructions/oem