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Overseas Visitors: Uganda

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Ugandan citizens visited the UK in the last 12 months. (269483)

The latest available statistics on the number of Ugandan nationals given leave to enter the United Kingdom as visitors for 2007 are given in the following table. Data for 2008 are scheduled for publication in August 2009.

The information shown is based on landing card information and may include the same individuals more than once if they visited the United Kingdom on multiple occasions in the period.

Statistics on passengers given leave to enter the United Kingdom by purpose of journey and nationality are published annually in table 2.3 of the Home Office publications ‘Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom’ which are available in the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs08/hosb1008.pdf

Table 2.3 gives details of other reasons that Ugandan nationals entered the UK each year

Ugandan nationals given leave to enter the United Kingdom by purpose of journey, 20071,2

Passengers admitted, by purpose of journey

Number of journeys

Total admitted

15,600

of which:

Visitors

6,680

of which:

Ordinary

4,990

Business

1,680

1 May understate due to some administrative records on non-EEA nationals being unavailable for statistical analysis.

2 Provisional.

Note:

Data rounded to 3 significant figures so may not sum to the total.