Immigration Controls

Home Office written question – answered on 15th March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) children, or (2) members of their family, (a) have been removed from education, (b) have been removed from the country, (c) are in detention, or (d) have been otherwise contacted by immigration officers, as a result of the transfer of data from the National Pupil Database to the Removals Casework Team since 2015 under the memorandum of understanding on data sharing between the Home Office and the Department for Education; and, with regard to such removals, detentions and contacts, who is accountable for the duty to promote the welfare of children under section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office does not hold the data requested.

Where the Home Office makes decisions on and acts on decisions to remove people from the UK, it has a clear duty under Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.

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