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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 68279, tabled on 2 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there were in Magistrates' and Crown courts for all the offences mentioned in section 24 of the Immigration Act 1971 in each of the last five years.

Answered on

9 July 2020

The Ministry of Justice has published information on convictions at offence level up to December 2019. The number of convictions for offences under section 24 of the Immigration Act 1971 at all courts can be found in the ‘Principal offence proceedings and outcomes by Home Office offence code data tool’, available here:

In the pivot table, filter the Offence code field to the following Home Office offence codes:

07804 Non-British citizen, by means including deception, obtaining or seeking leave to enter or remain in the UK or postponement, avoidance or revocation of enforcement action against him

19401 Non-citizen entering UK in breach of a deportation order

19402 Non-citizen entering UK without leave

19403 Non-citizen having only a limited leave remaining in UK beyond the time limit.

19404 Non-citizen failing to observe conditions of leave

19405 Non-citizen entering United Kingdom as a member of a crew of a ship or aircraft and who is required to leave on the ship or aircraft remaining in the United Kingdom beyond the time allowed

19406 Non-citizen failing to comply with requirements to report to a medical officer or to submit to a test or examination required by such an officer

19407 Non-citizen failing to observe any restrictions as to residence or to reporting to police or an immigration officer

19408 Non-citizen disembarking in the United Kingdom from a ship or aircraft after being placed on board with a view to removal from United Kingdom

19409 Non-citizen embarking in contravention of a restriction imposed by Order in Council

Convictions can be found in row 32 of the pivot table. If an offence code does not appear in the drop-down box then there were no prosecutions or convictions for that particular offence in the time period covered by the table.

The figures given in the pivot table relate to defendants for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.