Immigration Officers: Northern Ireland

Home Office written question – answered on 8th April 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether immigration officers exercising the powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 in Northern Ireland will fall under the complaints remit of the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

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

The powers for immigration officers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 will be exercised following prior consultation with public health officers where that is practicable and, where that is not practicable, in accordance with public health guidance.

Any action undertaken by Border Force or Immigration Enforcement officers in exercising these powers would be subject to the set of complaints procedures which may be found on Gov.uk.

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