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Olympic Games 2012: Construction

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations there have been into instances of persons without permission to work in the UK working on the Olympic site; and how many prosecutions have ensued. (251021)

Mr. Woolas [holding answer 26 January 2009]: Between April and December 2008 UK Border Agency staff, working in close co-operation with CLM and contractors on the Olympic Park, have arrested 136 people on suspicion of working in the UK without permission. Of these: 16 have been prosecuted, 11 removed from the UK and 19 have been granted leave to remain in the UK based on new applications to the Home Office. The remainder either have applications awaiting decisions or are awaiting travel documents for removal from the UK.