HC Deb 18 July 2002 vol 389 c552W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil penalty charges, established under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, have been issued; and how many clandestine entrants have been found in lorries, since 22 February. [69694]

Beverley Hughes

Since the implementation of penalty provisions for road vehicles on 3 April 2000 and as at 31 March 2002, a total of 1,429 penalties have been imposed in respect of 7,516 clandestine entrants.

Between 22 February 2002 and up to 31 March 2002 for which the latest information is available, a total of 267 clandestine entrants have been found concealed in road vehicles arriving at Dover.