Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz, made the comments amid the UK facing a refugee crisis, with immigration at a record high.

A Freedom of Information request by has shown the number of enforcement visits over sham marriages has surged from 204 in 2010 to 2,488 in 2014 – an increase of over 1,100 per cent over just four years.

Reported by The Daily Express. You can read the full story here. 

Matt is a digital journalist, freelancer and has written a book on the Freedom of Information Act for journalists. He runs this site in his spare time aiming to help raise awareness of the Freedom of Information Act and its uses. He can be found tweeting @mattburgess1.


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