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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants were found at each of the main ports of entry to the United Kingdom in 2007. (171193)

Illegal entry action is initiated against those people who are detected having entered or attempted to enter the country clandestinely or by means of deception, either verbal or documentary. The following table represent those illegal entrants detected at ports of entry from 1 January 2007 to 30 November 2007.[Official Report, 21 January 2008; Vol. 470, c. 13MC.]

Initiating port

Total

Ashford

9

Birmingham International Airport

2

Brussels Control

2

Calais Ferryport

3,199

Calais Hoverport

1

Cheriton

10

Coquelles

721

Dorset Ports Office

219

Dover East Ports Office

4

Dunkerque Ports Office

700

Felixstowe

86

Heathrow TN3

5

Holyhead

1

Number Ports

47

Newcastle

1

Newhaven

25

North Shields

2

Plymouth Ports Office

91

Portsmouth Ports Office

21

Ramsgate

2

Tees Ports Office

5

Tilbury Ports Office

14

Grand total

5,167

Note:

The data provided is based on locally collated management information, which may be subject to change and does not represent published national statistics.