Immigration

Home Office written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2018 to Question 151251 on Immigration, in how many cases his Department has asked an applicant for a visa or asylum to provide DNA tests to prove that British-born children are their own in the last five years.

Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June to Question 151250 on Immigration, whether it is his Department's policy to request applicants for (a) visas and (b) asylum to provide DNA tests to prove British-born children are theirs.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

As per the answer on 12 June (UIN 151250 and 151251 refer), the Government does not require specific DNA evidence to be provided in immigration cases.

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