§ Ms. Ruddock
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which airlines or shipping companies have been fined under the Immigration Carriers (Liability) Act; and what are the sums of money and numbers of passengers involved.
§ Mr. Renton
Since 5 March a substantial number of airlines and shipping companies have incurred liability under the Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Act. A comprehensive list is not readily available, their cases are still being processed. The total number of passengers 209W involved, at 26 June 1987, was about 1,500; this number will be reduced if carriers are able to show that the charge should not be imposed in particular cases. In each case the sum is £1000 per passenger.