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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants were detained at their point of entry to the UK in each month of 2008; and how many were subsequently deported. (279623)

The following table outlines how many illegal entrants were detained at their point of entry to the UK and subsequently removed or deported, during each month of 2008.

Month

Total illegal entrants detained at port

Total removed

Total deported

2008

January

814

792

0

February

730

722

0

March

620

589

0

April

573

557

0

May

510

492

0

June

537

510

15

July

662

645

0

August

700

650

0

September

968

921

0

October

1,096

1,065

0

November

963

949

0

December

740

720

0

Total

8,913

8,612

15

1 Total figure is no greater than five.

Note:

The data provided are based on locally-collated management information and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics. It is provisional and may be subject to change.