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Departmental Illegal Immigrants

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff her Department and its agencies have appointed who were later discovered to be illegal immigrants since 2005. (320447)

People employed to work in Government Departments and their agencies, either directly or through a contractor, are required to satisfy requirements on identity, nationality and immigration status prior to the offer of employment.

My Department has no record of having employed an illegal immigrant in the last five years.