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Accommodation Addresses: Crime

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evaluation she has made of the potential abuse of accommodation address agencies by perpetrators of (a) terrorism, (b) serious organised crime, (c) fraudulent passport applications, (d) identity fraud and (e) other criminal activities. (156595)

[holding answer 8 October 2007]: The Home Office has made no such evaluation. I understand that colleagues at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform are discussing with a range of interested parties whether Government intervention is appropriate.