Undocumented Migrants: Arrests

Home Office written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were arrested on immigration offences and later reclassified as potential victims of modern slavery in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017 and (e) 2018.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

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Statistics available on the National Crime Agency website provides break-downs for the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) by referral agency. Volumes for referrals for Immigration Enforcement (IE) and UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) by year to the NRM are as follows: 2014 - 937 (IE/UKVI combined), 2015 - 1518 (IE/UKVI combined), 2016 374, 2017 – 124, and 2018 – 338

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