Illegal Immigrants

Home Department written question – answered on 27th January 2014.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many named illegal migrants are currently listed on the e-Borders database.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 16 January 2014

The Semaphore system, which is delivered by the Border Systems Programme, does not hold a list of names of illegal migrants; it checks passenger information against Home Office databases. Advance passenger information provided by carriers is processed by Semaphore to identify known persons of interest.

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