Immigration

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th March 2010.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion and Social Action), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal immigrants have been found to be working for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, its predecessors and its agencies in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord Young of Norwood Green Lord Young of Norwood Green Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Postal Affairs and Employment Relations) (also Lord in Waiting)

People employed to work in government departments and their agencies, either directly or through a contractor, are required to satisfy requirements on identity, nationality and immigration status prior to the offer of employment.

My department has no record of having employed an illegal immigrant in the last five years.

I have asked the Chief Executives of the Executive Agencies to respond directly to the noble Baroness.

Letter from Stephen Speed, The Insolvency Service, to Baroness Warsi, dated March 2010.

The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has asked me to reply to your question regarding the number of staff appointed in the Insolvency Service since 2005 who were later found to be illegal immigrants.

The Insolvency Service has not appointed any staff since 2005 who were later found to be illegal immigrants.

Letter from John Alty, Intellectual Property Office, to Baroness Warsi, dated 1 March 2010.

I am responding in respect of the Intellectual Property Office to your Parliamentary Question above, tabled 24 February 2010.

The Intellectual Property Office has not employed any illegal immigrants over the past five years. Our recruitment process enables the office to identify applicants who are subject to immigration controls through the various questions we ask and the documentation we check.

Letter from Gareth Jones, Companies House, to Baroness Warsi.

I am replying on behalf of Companies House to your Parliamentary Question tabled 24 February 2010, HL 2349, to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

No illegal immigrants have been found to be working for Companies House in the last five years.

Letter from Peter Mason, National Measurement Office, to Baroness Warsi, dated 3 March 2010.

I am responding in respect of the National Measurement Office (NMO) to your Parliamentary Question asking Her Majesty's Government, how many illegal immigrants have been found to be working for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, its predecessors and its agencies in each of the last five years.

NMO has not had any illegal immigrants working for the agency in the last five years.

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