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Illegal Immigrants

Home Department written question – answered on 11th November 2013.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the number of illegal immigrants currently in the UK.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 8 November 2013

It is not possible to accurately quantify the number of immigration offenders in the UK as by their very nature those that deliberately evade immigration control to enter and stay in the country illegally are not officially recorded until they come to light and are arrested.

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