HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 cc491-2W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the implications of the European Court of Justice's judgment in case C-37/98 Rv. SSHD ex parte Savas Judgment (11 May 2000) on the rules applicable to Turkish nationals, lawfully in the UK, who wish to apply to vary their leave to establish themselves in business in the United Kingdom; and if he will apply the Immigration Rules 1973, HC509 and HC510, to such individuals. [143770]

Mr. Lidington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money the Government received in charges for the services of immigration officers from each relevant port for the financial years(a) 1997–98, (b) 1998–99 and (c) 1999–2000; how much he expects to receive from each such port in 2000–01; and if he will make a statement. [142804]

Mrs. Roche

[holding answer 14 December 2000]: The level of charges received by the Immigration Service for the provision of officers under section 9(4) of the Immigration Act 1988 is set out in the table. The provision of information by port would identify, in some cases, charges paid by specific port operators, and thereby breach contractual agreements on commercial confidentiality.

Immigration service—Section 9(4) receipts
Year Receipts
1997–98 4,025
1998–99 2,712
1999–2000 835
2000–011 895
1 Estimate

Mrs. Roche

We are continuing to consider the implications of the judgment, in consultation with fellow member states. I will write to my hon. Friend when that consultation is complete.