HC Deb 10 January 1989 vol 144 c487W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases there have been in the last 12 months of Home Office and immigration service officials withdrawing previously granted residence permits from people who had allegedly entered the country by deception or by some other illegal method; in how many of these cases the accused persons sought to challenge this allegation; how many made representations to the Minister's office via hon. Members; and in how many cases where the Home Office or immigration service's decision was so challenged these challenges were upheld and the allegation from the official dismissed.

Mr. Renton

In 1988, 2,120 persons given leave to enter by an immigration officer were subsequently treated as illegal entrants. The rest of the information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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