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Deportation

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the people subject to a control order the Government have attempted to deport. (231632)

[holding answer 30 October 2008]: We have considered deportation for all foreign nationals currently subject to a control order.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals were removed from the UK after they had been admitted to the country in each of the last 10 years. (232408)

The following table shows the number of cases removed or departed voluntarily from the UK between 1998 and 2007. These figures include persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them and since January 1999 persons leaving under assisted voluntary return programmes run by the International Organisation for Migration. These figures exclude non-asylum cases refused entry at port and subsequently removed (including cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls).

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.

Enforced removals and voluntary departures from the UK1,2,3, 1998 to 20074

Number

1998

10,860

1999

11,345

2000

13,815

2001

16,940

2002

22,000

2003

29,255

2004

24,990

2005

28,410

2006

31,970

20075

32,220

1 Includes enforced removals, persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, since January 1999 persons leaving under assisted voluntary return programmes run by the International Organisation for Migration and since January 2005 persons who it has been established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.

2 Due to a reclassification of removal categories, figures include asylum removals which have been performed by Enforcement Officers using port powers of removal and a small number of asylum cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls.

3 Excludes non-asylum cases refused entry at port and subsequently removed from the UK (including non-asylum cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls.

4 Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

5 Provisional figures.