Immigrants: English Language

Home Office written question – answered on 29th June 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested in connection with English language test fraud in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many such people were (a) held as an immigration detainee, (b) released and (c) deported.

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

Data on the operational response to the abuse of Secure English Language Testing is published quarterly in the Home Office Transparency data which can be accessed at: The most recent figures are published to the end of Quarter 1 calendar year 2015 and include the number of individuals served removal notices and detained, all of whom will have been arrested, and the number of those who had at some time been detained who had subsequently been removed.

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