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Crimes against Humanity

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Borders and Immigration, Mr Phil Woolas MP, on 14 October (Official Report, House of Commons, col. 1072W) in relation to crimes against humanity, how many of the cases considered by the war crimes team in the UK Border Agency have resulted in (a) refusal of entry into the United Kingdom, (b) deportation or removal to another country, (c) referral for police inquiry, (d) no further action because the person was cleared of involvement in a crime, and (e) other action. [HL6013]

The UK Border Agency war crimes team does not hold case statistics that relate solely to crimes against humanity. However, 16 per cent of cases referred to the war crimes team in the past four years have resulted in recommendations for further immigration action. This figure is based on local management information and is not provided under National Statistics protocols. To provide a breakdown as requested would incur disproportionate costs.