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Immigration: Removal

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government why removal directions do not routinely state the date, time and route of the proposed removal, and port to which the removal is proposed; and what proportion of current removal directions are open-ended. [HL1168]

Individuals to be removed from the UK must be served with a form known as an IS151D which routinely requires inclusion of the following information—name of individual being removed; flight/ship number; name of the country to where the individual is being removed; time of flight; and date of flight. It also requires the content of the form to be explained to the individual in English or a language they understand and that the service of the form is not an appealable decision. The UK Border Agency does not set “open-ended” removal directions.

The policy and guidance on removal directions is set out in chapters 48 and 60 of the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance Manual, which is available to view at the following website: www.ukba.homeoffice.