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Overseas Visitors (Overstaying)

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of of State for the Home Department, in each month of the current year, how many cases of overstayers have been raised; how many overstayers have been apprehended; how many have been allowed to remain subsequent to apprehension; and how many have been deported.

Information is not available in the form requested. The following table gives available information for 1979 about the number of inquiries initiated by the special overstayers tracing units in the Home Office to trace possible over-

Inquiries initiated by the special overstayers tracing units in the Home Office
1979Number of inquiries initiatedNumber of overstayers traced*Total deportation Orders made
JanuaryNot available8098
February2,082142103
March3,213152164
April1,8029990
May2,28110194
June1,911112135
July1,74816495
August1,973174120
September1,676199132
October1,38817974
TOTAL18,0741,4021,105
*The inquiries about overstayers traced in a particular month may have been initiated in a previous month.
Total deportation orders made in the month including those made against people who were not overstayers. A deportation order may relate to an overstayer traced in a previous month.