Lord Belhaven and Stenton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will enquire into reports of harassment by immigration officers of Polish citizens visiting the United Kingdom lawfully, in possession of correct documents and possessing proper references and means of support for the duration of their stay; and
Whether they will enquire into the case of Miss Patrycia Julia Wlodarczyk, a Polish national, who was detained for several hours before being refused entry to the United Kingdom without any reason being given; and what was the reason for the action of the immigration authorities.
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
All complaints about the conduct of immigration officers are investigated by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate Complaints Unit.
Miss Wlodarczyk was refused entry to the United Kingdom because the immigration officer was not satisfied that she qualified for entry in accordance with the published Immigration Rules. A subsequent complaint submitted by her representatives is currently under investigation. This covers both the specific circumstances of Miss Wlodarczyk's case, and Polish citizens more generally. I will ensure that a copy of the report of the investigation into this complaint is sent to the noble Lord.