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Immigration: Electronic Tags

Volume 691: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

In what circumstances asylum seekers must wear electronic tags. [HL2663]

The use of tagging in an asylum context focuses on cases where there is a higher risk of non-compliance. The circumstances are:

asylum seekers who have previously claimed in another country;

where there is no further right of appeal or where the right of appeal may be exercised only from abroad;

those who make late and opportunistic claims to asylum; and

those who are not documented or who express a reluctance to comply with the documentation process.

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

How many asylum seekers are currently required to wear tags; and in which areas. [HL2664]