§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will list all raids conducted since 1st January 1980 by officers of the Metropolitan Police and immigration officers other than those mentioned in the Question of 28th October 1980 (col. 392) giving the number of persons taken into custody, and within the totals, the number of United Kingdom citizens, the number charged with offences under the immigration laws, the number detained as illegal entrants under the powers of the Immigration Act 1971, the number found guilty of offences against the immigration laws, the number deported without being charged with any offence, the number whose cases have still to be dealt with, and the total number of police and immigration man-hours involved respectively.
§ Lord Belstead
Information is available only for the period up to 31st December 1980. The operations mentioned in reply to the Question of 28th October1102WA 1980 (col. 392) were the only major operations conducted by the police and the immigration service jointly during 1980. 891 illegal entrants were detected within the Metropolitan Police District during 1980. This figure includes those apprehended in the three operations referred to previously but is largely the result of individual inquiries conducted by the police and the immigration service. Statistics are not maintained in respect of individual police forces of persons charged with offences under the immigration laws, including overstaying or of those deported administratively under Section 3(5) of the Immigration Act 1971. It is not possible to calculate the number of man-hours involved in these various inquiries by either the police or the immigration service.