HL Deb 18 October 2000 vol 617 cc90-1WA
Lord Berkeley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are, for the last five years and for each of air, sea or Channel Tunnel carriers, the values of penalties imposed for contravening the Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Act 1987, and the value of fines outstanding. [HL4087]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The table shows (in £ million), on an annual basis from 1995 onwards, details of:

the total cumulative value, as at the end of each year shown, of all charge demands served from inception under the Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Act 1987;

the annual total value of all charge demands served during the year; and

the total value of all charges outstanding at the end of each year.

The figures relate to the totals for all carriers. I am unable to disclose details of charges incurred or owed by individual carriers, for reasons of commercial confidentiality.

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Cumulative 88.1 100.5 112.7 125.6 137.0 145.1
Annual 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.8 11.5 8.1
O/s 18.7 15.1 11.4 10.7 7.3 7.1