HC Deb 09 July 1987 vol 119 cc208-9W
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 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.

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