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UK Border Agency

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to paragraph 27 of the letter of 19 October 2009 from the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency to the Home Affairs Committee, which areas of business have been asked to review their files; what advice has been given to businesses in each such area on such reviews; in how many cases in each area of business no record has been found of an individual having left the country in the circumstances set out in the letter; and what assessment he has made of the findings of such reviews. (300411)

Lin Homer, chief executive of the UK Border Agency, will update the Home Affairs Select Committee in January 2010 with further information on the progress on the 40,000 older, archived non-asylum files referred to in the last update.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the letter of 19 October 2009 from the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency to the Home Affairs Select Committee, what estimate has been made of the number of non-archived non-asylum cases in respect of which an application has been dealt with but where there is no formal record of an individual having left the country; what criteria are used in the archiving of such files; and if he will make a statement. (300412)

Lin Homer, the chief executive of the UK Border Agency, will update the Home Affairs Select Committee in January 2010 with further information on the progress on the 40,000 older, archived non-asylum files, which are files and not people, referred to in the last update.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many raids UK Border Agency officials conducted in each region in 2008. (300990)

In 2008, the UK Border Agency carried out the following numbers of enforcement operations in each region:

Number

London and South East

6,968

Midlands and East of England

2,220

North East, Yorkshire and Humberside

2,015

North West

1,260

Scotland and Northern Ireland

948

Wales and South West

1,300

Total

14,711

These figures do not constitute part of National Statistics as they are based on internal management information. The information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols and should be treated as provisional and subject to change.