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Deportation

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were deported from the UK in each of the last 30 years. (226548)

The following table shows the number of persons removed, including voluntary departures, from the UK in each of the last 30 years.

Further National Statistics on removals from the UK are available from the Library of the House and Table 6.1 of the Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2007 bulletin

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs08/hosb1108.pdf.

Removals and voluntary departures1 from the United Kingdom, 1978 to 20072

Asylum cases, principal3

Asylum cases, dependants4

Asylum cases, total

Non-asylum cases

All removals and voluntary departures

1978

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

15,950

1979

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

20,320

1980

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

18,950

1981

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

14,810

1982

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

13,730

1983

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

15,355

1984

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

18,915

1985

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

19,665

1986

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

25,070

1987

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

20,540

1988

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

22,915

1989

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

27,445

1990

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

23,460

1991

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

24,070

1992

1,350

n/a

n/a

19,820

21,160

1993

1,820

n/a

n/a

21,000

22,820

1994

2,220

n/a

n/a

20,210

22,430

1995

3,170

n/a

n/a

21,060

24,230

1996

4,820

n/a

n/a

21,840

26,660

1997

7,165

n/a

n/a

23,985

31,150

1998

6,990

n/a

n/a

27,930

34,920

1999

57,665

n/a

n/a

30,115

37,780

2000

58,980

n/a

n/a

37,665

46,645

2001

59,285

1,495

10,780

39,850

50,625

2002

10,740

3,170

13,910

54,720

68,630

2003

13,005

4,890

17,895

46,495

64,390

2004

12,595

2,315

14,915

46,245

61,160

2005

13,730

1,955

15,685

42,530

58,215

2006

16,330

1,950

18,280

45,585

63,865

20076

12,705

1,000

13,705

49,660

63,365

n/a = not available

1 Prior to 1989 figures exclude EC (European Commission) nationals refused entry at port and subsequently removed. Since 1994 figures include persons removed from juxtaposed controls. Since 1999 figures include persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes run by the International Organization for Migration. Since 2005 figures include persons who it has been established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities. Since October 2006 figures include persons leaving under Facilitated Return Schemes.

2 Figures rounded to the nearest five and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.

3 Persons who had sought asylum as some stage, excluding dependants.

4 Data on dependants removed are not available before April 2001.

5 Figures may include a small number of dependants leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes.

6 Provisional figures.