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Fixed Penalties: Prisoners

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 382W, on fixed penalties: prisoners, how it was possible to provide a substantive answer to question 12643, tabled on 6 March 2007, by the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam on illegal immigrants: fixed penalties. (142186)

The substantive answer provided to question 12643, tabled on 6 March 2007, by the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Mr. Clegg) on illegal immigrants: fixed penalties, asked specifically for the number of fixed penalties issued to Romanian and Bulgarian nationals for working in breach of the Accession (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2006. The information relating to the number of fixed penalty notices issued under this scheme is collated locally but not published as a national statistic. This information has not been quality assured and should be treated as provisional management information only.

The answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 382W, referred to fixed penalty notices and Penalty Notices for Disorder. The offences covered in these collections are motoring, minor public disorder and environmental offences, which do not relate to immigration matters. As a result of this, data on the nationality of recipients of these disposals are not collected centrally.