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Deportation

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department against how many people he and his predecessors have undertaken deportation proceedings on the grounds of national security in each year since 2001; and how many people have been deported on the grounds of national security in each such year. (290717)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: Comprehensive details of the number of cases where a notice of intention to deport on grounds of national security was served are not available for the period 2001-04.

During the period 2005 to end August 2009, the number of cases where a notice of intention to deport on those grounds was served is as follows:

People (Number)

2005

31

2006

9

2007

0

2008

1

2009

12

Nine people have been deported on grounds of national security since 2005; three in 2006 and six in 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) deported and (b) excluded from the UK on the grounds of fomenting extremism or demonstrating unacceptable behaviour under the 12-point plan announced by the then Prime Minister in August 2005, in each quarter since August 2005. (291301)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: In each quarter since August 2005, the following number of foreign nationals have been (a) deported and (b) excluded from the UK on the grounds of fomenting extremism or demonstrating other aspects of unacceptable behaviour:

Number

2005

(a) Deported

0

(b) Excluded Q3

13

(b) Excluded Q4

18

2006

(a) Deported Q4

1

(b) Excluded Q1

8

(b) Excluded Q2

10

(b) Excluded Q3

24

(b) Excluded Q4

11

2007

(a) Deported

0

(b) Excluded Q1

0

(b) Excluded Q2

7

(b) Excluded Q3

5

(b) Excluded Q4

9

2008

(a) Deported

0

(b) Excluded Q1

4

(b) Excluded Q2

0

(b) Excluded Q3

0

(b) Excluded Q4

8

2009

(a) Deported

0

(b) Excluded Q1

14

(b) Excluded Q2

4

(b) Excluded Q3

31

1 This figure is from August 2005 and included within previous PQ answer given on 29 September 2009, Official Report, column 2359W. The figure given was four. This figure has now been reduced to three due to the re-classification of one exclusion, from unacceptable behaviour to public order.

2 This figure has been amended to reflect four cases instead of three mentioned in the previous PQ answer given on 29 September 2008, Official Report, columns 2358-59W. The increase in this breakdown reflects an additional unacceptable behaviour exclusion decision that was made in August 2006.

3 To date.

These figures do not constitute part of National Statistics as they are based on internal management information. The information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols, should be treated as provisional and is subject to change.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) deported and (b) excluded from the UK on national security grounds in each quarter since August 2005. (291304)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: In each quarter since August 2005 the following number of foreign nationals have been (a) deported and (b) excluded from the UK on national security grounds:

Number

2005

(a) Deported

0

(b) Excluded Q3

2

(b) Excluded Q4

5

2006

(a) Deported Q2

2

(a) Deported Q3

1

(b) Excluded Q1

4

(b) Excluded Q2

5

(b) Excluded Q3

5

(b) Excluded Q4

26

2007

(a) Deported Q1

4

(a) Deported Q2

1

(a) Deported Q3

1

(b) Excluded Q1

1

(b) Excluded Q2

73

(b) Excluded Q3

4

(b) Excluded Q4

2

2008

(a) Deported

0

(b) Excluded Q1

5

(b) Excluded Q2

6

(b) Excluded Q3

8

(b) Excluded Q4

7

2009

(a) Deported

0

(b) Excluded Q1

2

(b) Excluded Q2

7

(b) Excluded Q3

16

1 To date

These figures do not constitute part of National Statistics as they are based on internal management information. The information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols, should be treated as provisional and is subject to change.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) enforced removals and (b) voluntary departures there have been in (i) each year since 1997 and (ii) each quarter since the first quarter of 2008; and how many of the enforced removals were not initial refusals at a port of entry in each such year. (291840)

Official statistics on enforced removals are not available separately. The following tables show the number of combined removals and voluntary departures in each year since 1997 and each quarter since Q1 2008.

The Home Office publishes statistics on the number of persons removed or departed voluntarily from the UK on a quarterly and annual basis, which are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office’s Research, Development and Statistics website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html

Removals and voluntary departures1,2 from the United Kingdom, 1997 to Q2 2009

Number of departures

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

20083

Non-asylum cases refused entry at port and subsequently removed4,5

20,430

24,065

26,435

32,835

33,690

46,630

35,130

36,165

29,805

31,895

31,145

32,365

Of which:

Removed from UK ports

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

20,635

19,465

Removed from juxtaposed controls

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

10,510

12,900

Enforced removals and voluntary departures

10,720

10,860

11,345

13,815

16,940

22,000

29,255

24,990

28,410

31,970

32,220

35,615

Of which:

Enforced removals and notified voluntary departures7,8

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

22,275

23,950

21,320

21,180

21,305

Assisted Voluntary Returns9

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

6n/a

2,715

3,655

6,200

4,155

4,295

Other voluntary departures10

11n/a

11n/a

11n/a

11n/a

11n/a

11n/a

11n/a

11n/a

805

4,450

6,885

10,010

Grand total

31,150

34,920

37,780

46,645

50,625

68,630

64,390

61,160

58,215

63,865

63,365

67,980

Number of departures

2008 Q13

2008 Q23

2008 Q33

2008 Q43

2009 Q13

2009 Q23

Non-asylum cases refused entry at port and subsequently removed4,5

8,345

7,305

8,235

8,485

7,695

7,445

Of which:

Removed from UK ports

5,105

4,705

4,955

4,700

4,200

4,030

Removed from juxtaposed controls

3,240

2,600

3,280

3,785

3,495

3,415

Enforced removals and voluntary departures

8,810

8,625

9,840

8,335

8,140

8,070

Of which:

Enforced removals and notified voluntary departures7,8

5,440

5,500

5,780

4,585

4,575

5,585

Assisted Voluntary Returns9

970

1,030

1,195

1,095

1,220

1,240

Other voluntary departures10

2,395

2,095

2,865

2,655

2,345

1,245

Grand total

17,150

15,930

18,080

16,820

15,840

15,515

1 Removals and voluntary departures recorded on the system as at the dates on which the data extracts were taken. Figures will under record due to data cleansing and data matching exercises that take place after the extracts are taken. Prior to 2005, data are not directly comparable.

2 Figures rounded to the nearest 5, (- = 0, * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.

3 Provisional figures.

4 Figures include persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls, since 2004 removals performed by Immigration Officers at ports using enforcement powers and since 2005 a small number of cases who it has been established left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.

5 Figures up to March 2001 may include a small number of dependants of principal asylum applicants refused entry at port and subsequently removed.

6 Not available.

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

8 Since January 2006 figures include persons leaving under Facilitated Return Schemes.

9 Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes run by the International Organisation for Migration. May include some cases where enforcement action has been initiated.

10 Since January 2005, persons who it has been established left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.

11 Not applicable.