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National Insurance: Illegal Immigrants

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance numbers issued to illegal immigrants were cancelled in each of the last five years. (181634)

There are only very limited circumstances in which NINOs are cancelled. It is not possible to say whether any of those numbers cancelled had been obtained by illegal immigrants.

Where a NINO applicant is identified as an illegal immigrant, Jobcentre Plus notifies the UK Border Agency.

I also refer the hon. Member to today’s written ministerial statement on national insurance numbers.