Philip Davies – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Philip Davies on 2014-06-26.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that participants in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 are prevented from staying in the UK illegally after the Games have finished.

Karen Bradley

The rigorous Accreditation Process that contributed to the success of the
Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 has also been central to our preparations
for Glasgow 2014.

To minimise attempts to abuse our hospitality after the Games have ended,
comprehensive record checks on all Commonwealth Games participants and Games
Family Members are conducted before they are cleared to enter the UK. We have
also introduced arrangements to confirm that people given Commonwealth Games
clearance have left the UK within their permitted time limits.