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Immigration: Ethiopia

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Ethiopian citizens and their dependants (a) were removed or deported and (b) left the UK voluntarily as a result of (i) an unsuccessful application for asylum and (ii) a breach of immigration conditions in (A) each of the last five years and (B) at the latest date in 2009 for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. (258994)

[holding answer 26 February 2009]: The Home Office publishes statistics on the number of persons removed, including voluntary departures, from the UK on a quarterly and annual basis. National Statistics on immigration and asylum are placed in the Library of the House and are available from the Home Office’s Research, Development and Statistics website at: