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Illegal Immigrants: Employment

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2008, Official Report, column 267W, on illegal immigrants: employment, how many (a) arrests have been made and (b) enforcement actions commenced in respect of illegal migrant workers in each year since 2005. (231274)

[holding answer 28 October 2008]: The information requested is set out in the table at annex A.

Prior to April 2005 the UK Border Agency did not produce regular reports on numbers of individuals arrested. The data provided is management information. It may be subject to change and does not represent published national statistics.

Annex A: Illegal working operational activity

Total enforcement visits

Number of arrests made

2005-06

3,748

3,774

2006-07

5,412

4,001

2007-08

7,178

5,589

Note:

The data provided is management information. It may be subject to change and does not represent published national statistics.