Immigration: Freezing of Assets

Home Office written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,how many bank account freezing orders have been (a) applied for by his Department under the powers contained in Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, (b) granted by a magistrates court and (c) granted and then revoked following an appeal since January 2018.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The operation of the banking measures in the 2016 Immigration Act is at an early stage. Banks and building societies had until the end of the first quarter of this year to conduct their checks against Home Office disqualified persons data and the results have been reviewed. Currently, no freezing orders have been applied for, granted or have been revoked following an appeal under the powers contained in Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

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