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Illegal Entrants

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what has been the total cost to public funds of the removal of illegal entrants between 1 May and 30 September; [16768](2) how many illegal entrants have been removed from the constituency of Leicester, East since 1 May; and what has been the cost to pubic funds. [16769]

Statistics and costings in relation to the removal of overseas nationals as illegal entrants are not available on the basis of Parliamentary constituencies. Details of the costs of removing illegal entrants are not maintained separately from those of overseas nationals removed by the deportation process and the information requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost.