Follow-on question from Yvette Cooper, (HC Deb, 13 July 2011, c392W)

Abdul Majeed made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

Having read the question put forward by Yvette Cooper on 13th July 2011, as follows:

"...Yvette Cooper (Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) on what date and at what time the UK Border Agency informed her Department that Sheikh Raed Salah had most recently entered the UK;

(2) on what date the UK Border Agency was informed that Sheikh Raed Salah was excluded from the UK;

(3) on what date Sheikh Raed Salah most recently entered the UK;

(4) in what country Sheikh Raed Salah was present on the date he was informed that he was excluded from the UK;

(5) on what date she was made aware that Sheikh Raed Salah was visiting the UK.

Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 13 July 2011, c392W)..."

and having read the response provided by Theresa May:

"...Theresa May (Home Secretary; Maidenhead, Conservative)

holding answer 5 July 2011

The Government do not routinely comment on individual exclusion cases but in this instance I have considered it is important to do so, and he had already put the details of his case into the public domain.

Raed Salah was excluded from the UK on 23 June as a result of numerous statements he had made, details of which were obtained from a variety of sources. As an Israeli national Mr Salah does not require a visa and he managed to enter the UK. He was on the Home Office watch list and should have been refused entry as a result of my exclusion decision. Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary has investigated how this happened.

Mr Salah has been detained and the UK Border Agency is making arrangements to remove him..."

I do not believe that Theresa has answered the parts of the question as it was asked.

THEREFORE, despite your heavy schedule and hard work, I would be most grateful if you would be able to supply me with the specific answers to the sub-parts (1-5) of the Hon. Member's question which the Home Secretary so skillfully sidestepped?

Thank you for your hard work and have a nice day.

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Majeed

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

Dear Abdul Majeed

Re: Follow-on question from Yvette Cooper, (HC Deb, 13 July 2011, c392W)

Thank you for your recent e mail concerning the above matter. We are
currently dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Kind Regards

FOI Team

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

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Abdul Majeed,
Please find attached a response to your request made under the Freedom of
Information Act.
Kind regards,
Ben Smith
Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
Senior Policy Advisor
UK Border Agency
Lunar House - 11th Floor - Short Corridor
40 Wellesley Road, Croydon


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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

I sent a request regarding a follow-on question from Yvette Cooper, (HC Deb, 13 July 2011, c392W) here:

I understand you are probably very busy with requests so
I am sending this as a reminder that the FOI request has not yet been fulfilled or if it has, I have not yet received a response.

Yours sincerely,

Abdul Majeed

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

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Dear Mr Majeed

Thank you for your email below.

We have responded to your request for information.

A copy of our response is attached

If the response does not answer your question, please let us know what the follow up question is so we can process a reply.

Kind Regards


Isra Hussain
Team Leader
Information Access Policy Team (FOI)
11th Floor
Short Corridor
Lunar House
Tele:0208 196 3056
Email: [email address]

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