§ Mr. Dubs
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what have been the dates and places since 29 April 1982 where major joint immigration police operations were carried out in the whole of the United Kingdom; how many police officers and immigration officers, and of what rank, were involved for each operation; how many people and of what nationalities were (a) interviewed and (b) detained in each operation, for how long and where; and with regard to what breaches of immigration law these people were interviewed or charged;
(2) how many people, as a result of each major joint operation between the immigration service and the police since 29 April 1982, were removed as illegal entrants or deported under the terms of section 3(5) of the 305W Immigration Act 1971; how many prosecutions were carried out as a result of each operation; and whether the guidelines as outlined in his Department's circular No. 131/1980 to the chief officers of police were carried out in each operation.
§ Mr. Waddington
Information relating to major joint immigration-police operations carried out since 30 June 1982 was given in my reply to a question from the hon.
Date Place Nationality of those interviewed Illegal Entrants Dealt with as: Overstayers Working in breach of conditions 22 March 1984 Granada Bingo Hall Clapham 7 Ghanaians 3 Nigerians 3 3 3
Of the 10 people interviewed, nine were identified as offenders. Two illegal entrants are in detention under the Immigration Act, the third having been granted temporary release. Of the six charged with other offences, two have been remanded in custody. We are satisfied that the guidelines oulined in Home Office circular No. 131/1980 were carefully followed in this operation.