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Immigration Controls: Voluntary Work

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each nationality have been refused entry to the UK at ports and airports on the grounds that they intended to carry out voluntary work during their stay since the Tier 5 volunteer worker category of the points-based immigration system was introduced. (282176)

[holding answer 25 June 2009]: It is not possible to provide definitive figures on the number or nationality of those refused entry on the grounds that they intended to carry out voluntary work during their stay. This information can be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual records at disproportionate cost.