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UK Border Agency’s War Crimes Unit

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people the UK Border Agency’s War Crimes Unit has referred to the police in each year since 2004. (322689)

According to internal management information the UKBA War Crimes Unit has referred 51 cases to the Metropolitan police since 2005. The breakdown is as follows:

Number

2005

3

2006

11

2007

5

2008

6

2009

18

2010 (to end of February)

8

This figure is based on local management information and is not provided under National Statistics protocols.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people the UK Border Agency’s War Crimes Unit has recommended for immigration action in each year since 2004. (322690)

According to internal management information, as of February 2010, the UKBA War Crimes Unit has recommended refusal/exclusion in 513 cases. This could be in relation to refusal of citizenship, of leave to enter/remain, or exclusion from the Refugee Convention. The breakdown is as follows:

Number

2004 and 2005

47

2006

54

2007

105

2008

144

2009

143

2010 (as of February)

20

This figure is based on local management information and is not provided under National Statistics protocols.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been screened by the UK Border Agency’s War Crimes Unit in each year since 2004. (322691)

As of February 2010 the UKBA War Crimes Unit has completed 3,490 case files. The total breaks down as follows:

Number

2004 and 2005

448

2006

326

2007

600

2008

797

2009

1,152

2010 (to end of February)

167

The total will include some cases that have been referred more than once. This figure is based on local management information and is not provided under National Statistics protocols.