Home Department written question – answered on 7th July 2010.

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Photo of Menzies Campbell Menzies Campbell Liberal Democrat, North East Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions visa bans have been used to prevent people from each country of origin considered to be involved in corruption from travelling to the UK in each of the last five years.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

In the last five years, a total of seven people have been excluded from the UK by the Secretary of State because of involvement in corruption (six in 2007 and one in 2008). Six of the individuals were Kenyan and one was Zimbabwean. Any application for entry clearance or leave to enter from a person who has been excluded from the UK by the Secretary of State will be refused under Paragraph 320(6) of the Immigration Rules.

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