Illegal Immigrants: Ebola

Home Office written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure stowaway illegal immigrants entering UK ports are assessed for Ebola.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

All arrivals into the UK, including those detected when entering clandestinely, continue to be assessed in accordance with specific Public Health England guidance issued to all Border Force and Immigration Enforcement officers in August 2014. If there is any indication of a health risk, Home Office officials will immediately contact medical professionals and follow well-established protocols. If there is no indication of a health risk the

individual will be dealt with according to the standard immigration procedures.

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