Undocumented Workers: Convictions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 131686 on Undocumented Workers, how many people have been convicted of the offence of illegal working since the introduction of that offence.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Home Office is responsible for policy and legislation on immigration, including the offence of illegal working under section 24B of the Immigration Act 1971 which was inserted by section 34 of the Immigration Act 2016.

Centrally held court data shows no cases where offenders have been convicted of that offence.

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