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Nationality and Borders Act 2022

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1436, tabled on 4 July 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of an increase in the prison population as a result of the introduction of new offences and longer prison sentences under the Nationality and Borders Act 2022.

Answered on

19 July 2022

The Home Office has worked with the Ministry of Justice in assessing the impact on the prison population as a result of the new and amended offences in the Nationality and Borders Act 2022, with a likely increase in the mid hundreds. Prosecutions are just one of a range of measures seeking to reduce the number of migrants placing their lives into the hands of people smugglers and taking unnecessary risks to travel to the UK.

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