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Borders: Personal Records

Question for Home Office

UIN 210650, tabled on 15 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date exit checks at the UK border will be used to identify migrants who have overstayed their leave to remain.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 October 2014

The Government is committed to introducing exit checks by April 2015. Under the last Government, exit checks were suspended and nothing was done to identify illegal overstayers.

We are currently developing and testing a new Departure Lists system which will enable us to confirm departure and improve our ability to identify those who have overstayed having arrived after 1st April 2015 .

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