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Illegal Immigrants: China

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Chinese people have been arrested during raids carried out under the stop illegal working campaign; how many of those were found to be (a) illegal workers and (b) employers of illegal workers; and, of those found to be illegal workers, how many have been (i) deported, (ii) detained and (iii) released on bail. (198529)

From 14 January 2008 to 31 March 122 Chinese nationals were arrested following illegal working operations, all of whom were found to be working illegally. We do not record the nationality of employers of illegal workers arrested. This information is derived from provisional local management information which may be subject to change.

Information relating to questions (i) (ii) (iii) could be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual records at disproportionate cost.