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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely effect of the most recent extension of the Schengen area on the number of people attempting to enter the UK illegally; and if she will make a statement. (174754)

The UK is not part of the Schengen area and has retained full national border controls. UK border controls are robust and can adapt flexibly to new challenges posed.