HL Deb 11 January 2005 vol 668 cc42-3WA
Lord Hanningfield

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many individuals have been prosecuted and convicted of destroying travel documents in an attempt to stay in the United Kingdom. [HL369]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Between 29 September 2004 and 29 November there have been 124 people charged under Section 2 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004. During the same period there have been 36 convictions.

The difference is due to the number of cases currently proceeding through the courts.

The figures provided are obtained from locally collated management information and may be subject to change.