HC Deb 22 January 1998 vol 304 c633W
Mr. Malins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the amount of charges(a) levied and (b) recovered, under the Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Act 1987 on (i) Biman, (ii) British Airways, (iii) PIA, (iv) Air Lanka, (v) Nigeria Airways and (vi) Ghana Airways for each year since 1987 for which figures are available. [23350]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

I am unable to disclose the payment record of individual carriers for reasons of commercial confidentiality. However, we are reviewing this policy of non-disclosure and intend to consult Government colleagues on this. I am able to say that a total of £112.8 million had been incurred by all carriers at 31 December 1997, of which £11.4 million (10.1 per cent.) remained outstanding.