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Asylum: Deportation

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which countries failed asylum seekers were returned in 2006; and how many were returned in each case. (124854)

The following table shows provisional figures rounded to the nearest five of persons who had claimed asylum at some stage who were removed from the United Kingdom in 2006, by destination.

Information on asylum removals, including and excluding dependants, is published quarterly and annually. Copies of these publications are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.

Removals and voluntary departures1 of asylumapplicants, by destination, 20062,3

Of whom:

Destination4

Total asylum seekers removed

Principle asylum applicants

Dependants of asylum applicants

Albania

1,345

1,250

95

Macedonia

25

20

5

Moldova

55

45

5

Romania

380

245

135

Russia

110

75

35

Serbia and Montenegro

855

770

85

Turkey

1,695

1,590

105

Ukraine

105

90

20

EU Accession States

175

165

10

Other Former USSR

220

175

45

Europe other

2,035

1,885

150

Europe total

7,005

6,310

690

Colombia

210

170

40

Ecuador

100

70

30

Jamaica

430

365

65

Americas other

200

145

55

Americas total

940

750

190

Algeria

300

210

90

Angola

125

95

30

Burundi

10

5

*

Cameroon

45

40

*

Congo

65

60

10

Democratic Republic of Congo

115

105

10

Eritrea

*

*

.

Ethiopia

85

80

5

Gambia

70

70

*

Ghana

170

155

15

Ivory Coast

35

30

5

Kenya

135

120

15

Liberia

20

15

5

Nigeria

690

635

55

Rwanda

15

15

*

Sierra Leone

90

90

5

Somalia

45

40

5

Sudan

75

75

*

Tanzania

60

50

10

Uganda

230

220

15

Zimbabwe

270

220

50

Africa other

325

265

60

Africa total

2,980

2,590

385

Iran

475

420

55

Iraq

1,775

1,725

50

Libya

45

35

15

Syria

55

40

15

Middle East other

330

250

80

Middle East total

2,680

2,470

210

Afghanistan

970

965

5

Bangladesh

250

240

10

China

270

270

5

India

550

510

40

Pakistan

1,190

870

320

Sri Lanka

695

655

40

Vietnam

140

130

10

Asia other

475

410

65

Asia total

4,540

4,045

495

Nationality not known/other

90

80

10

Grand total

18,235

16,250

1,985

1 Includes persons departing ‘voluntarily’ after enforcement action had been initiated against them, persons leaving under the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme run by the International Organisation for Migration, and those who it is established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.

2 Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5 with * = 1 or 2. Data may not sum due to rounding.

3. Provisional figures

4 Destination data as recorded on source database.