Immigration and Asylum

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th January 2001.

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Photo of Mrs Barbara Roche Mrs Barbara Roche Minister of State, Home Office 12:00 am, 8th January 2001

Unfortunately, at the end of the process, some people deliberately lose contact with the immigration and nationality directorate, which is why we shall do further work into the matter and why, as I said, no Government, of whatever colour, have ever had accurate figures. I want to have those figures, so I intend to see whether we can commission research in this area.