Illegal Immigrants: Employment:Written question - 214408

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Asked on: 11 November 2014
Attorney General
Illegal Immigrants: Employment
Commons
To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions under section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 have been (a) brought and (b) successful in each year since the introduction of that offence.
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Answered by: Mr Robert Buckland
Answered on: 17 November 2014

The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) indicate the number of offences charged, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts.

Section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 creates the offence of knowingly employing an adult subject to immigration control who has not been granted leave to enter or remain or whose leave to remain is invalid, has ceased to have effect or is subject to a condition preventing him from accepting the employment.

The table below sets out the number of offences in each year since the introduction of the offence, charged by way of Section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, in England and Wales.

Offences Charged

2009-2010

14

2010-2011

21

2011-2012

18

2012-2013

15

2013-2014

19

Data Source: CPS Management Information System

It is not possible to disaggregate which of these offences resulted in a successful outcome without reviewing individual case files which would incur disproportionate cost.

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