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Illegal Immigrants: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) illegal immigrants and (b) failed asylum seekers have been discovered working on construction of the main Olympic site. (288084)

[holding answer 20 July 2009]: Since April 2008, UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff have been working on site with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and contractors to support the process of checking that people employed on the Olympic park are legally entitled to work in the UK. This process was extended across the Athletes' Village in February 2009.

In addition to my previous answer of the 26 January 2009, between January 2009 and March 2009, a further two foreign nationals were arrested as a result of the UK Border Agency's activity.