[holding answer 5 February 2007]: Data from the court proceedings database held by the Office
for Criminal Justice Reform for the number of defendants proceeded against for various offences relating to trafficking of people in England and Wales, 2000 to 2005 can be found in the following table.
|The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for various offences relating to trafficking of people in England and Wales, 2000 to 2005( 1,2,3,4)
Knowingly concerned in making or carrying out arrangements for securing or facilitating the obtaining of leave to remain in the UK by means which he knows or has reasonable cause for believing to include deception.
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete.
However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces.
As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(3 )The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004 Section 4 came into force in 2004.
(4) Staffordshire police force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates courts for the year 2000.
Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at a detailed level and have been excluded from the table.
RDS Office for Criminal Justice Reform
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many planning applications have been made by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies for identity interview centres; and in which such local authorities applications have been made. 
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) Chorley constituency and (b) England and Wales reported being victims of identity fraud in each of the last five years. 
However, the 250 members of CIFAS, the UKs Fraud Prevention Service for the private sector (mainly financial services companies), recorded 32,737 victims of identity fraud in 2002, 43,094 in 2003, 50,455 in 2004, 56,200 in 2005 and 67,406 in 2006.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the number of foreign nationals legally resident in the UK, broken down by category of leave to live in the UK; 
John Reid: It is not possible to say with accuracy how many legal immigrants are present in the country, because there is currently no means of counting those who leave the country of their own accord without informing the immigration authorities.
Mr. Meale: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of people legally entering the UK for (a) employment and (b) residential purposes in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Byrne: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produce estimates of long-term international migration of all nationalities, including British citizens and other EEA nationals. The requested information, relating to inward migration, has been extracted from this and is shown in the attached table.
The latest available Home Office data relate to persons who are subject to immigration control and is published in table 2.2 of the Command Paper Control of Immigration: Statistics, United Kingdom 2005 which may be obtained from the Library of the House and from the Home Office website:
|Long-term International Migration( 1) Inflow to UK
|Total international migration( 2)
|International passenger survey
|All migrants( 3)
|All migrants( 3)
|Of which: Work reasons( 4)
|(1) A long-term international migrant is defined as someone who changes his or her country of usual residence for a period of at least a year, so that the country of destination becomes the country of usual residence. (2) Based mainly on data from the International Passenger Survey with adjustments for (1) those whose intended length of stay changes so that their migrant status changes; (2) asylum seekers and their dependants not identified by the IPS; and (3) flows between the UK and the Republic of Ireland. (3) All long-term international migrants will become residents of the UK as they intend to stay here longer than one year. (4) Work reasons covers those with a definite job to go to, looking for work, on business (excludes diplomats, military personnel, merchant seamen and flight crews) and au pairs.