HC Deb 11 July 2003 vol 408 c1066W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used by immigration officers, who release a person from immigration detention, to determine whether an address is suitable as one where the person will be required to live under the terms of the temporary admission; and what checks immigration officers are expected to carry out before releasing a person from detention to ensure an address meets these criteria. [124238]

Beverley Hughes

Immigration officers have the power under the Immigration Act 1971 to admit temporarily to the United Kingdom any person who is liable to be detained or is detained already.

Temporary admission is granted to any person where the immigration officer considers likely they will comply with its terms. There are no specific directions to immigration officers on what checks should be made when temporary admission is granted. Each case is treated on its individual merits. There are a number of checks that can be made including: The proposed address and any sponsor's details against the Immigration Service's computerised Warnings Index. Police national computer records. The address and sponsor's details can be checked to see if there is any adverse criminal activity connected to the sponsor or address. The electoral register. The Casework Information Database (CID), which allows immigration officers to enter postcode details and shows whether an address at that postcode exists.

Where temporary admission is granted, the immigration officer may decide to also enforce further restrictions, such as the requirement to report regularly to a reporting centre or police station, thus allowing closer monitoring of the temporary admission.

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