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Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were deported in 2002; and what the total cost to his Department was. [112130]

Data on the number of people deported from the UK in 2002 and the total cost of deportations in that time are not available.The latest published information on deportations shows that of the 49,135 people removed from the UK in 2001, 450 were removed as a result of deportation action.Information on all those removed from the UK, including the number of deportations, will be published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin "Control of Immigration Statistics UK 2002" which is due to be published at the end of August, and will be available from the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate web site at l. html.