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Entry Clearances: EU Countries

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EU nationals from each other EU member state have been refused entry into the UK on the grounds that their presence would threaten public safety in each of the last five years. (258252)

The following table shows the total number of EU and EEA nationals who have been refused admission into the UK since 2004, under regulation 19 of the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006, on the grounds that their presence would threaten public policy, public security or public health.

Nationality

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Grand total

Austria

1

1

1

3

Belgium

2

7

15

20

44

Bulgaria

15

10

25

Cyprus

1

1

Czech Republic

7

6

18

31

Denmark

2

1

1

4

Estonia

1

1

Finland

3

3

France

6

26

39

36

107

Germany

1

2

27

31

38

99

Greece

2

2

2

6

Hungary

2

6

3

5

16

Iceland

1

1

Ireland

1

3

4

Italy

1

10

24

11

46

Latvia

7

15

5

27

Lithuania

3

26

25

29

83

Luxembourg

1

1

Netherlands

2

21

53

38

114

Norway

1

1

2

Poland

3

16

22

27

68

Portugal

2

18

11

21

52

Romania

63

60

123

Slovakia

2

6

11

8

27

Slovenia

1

1

1

3

Spain

4

3

3

10

Sweden

6

4

2

12

Grand total

1

25

195

350

342

913

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