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Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been deported from the UK in the last five years. (300920)

The Home Office publishes statistics on the number of persons who were 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:

Statistics on removals and voluntary departures, by type, in the last 10 years are provided in table 3.1 of the Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2008 bulletin at:

Statistics for the first two quarters of 2009 are provided in table 7a/b/c of the Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical summary, April to June 2009 at:

Figures for the third quarter of 2009 will be published on 26 November 2009.