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Asylum Seekers: Democratic Republic of Congo

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum-seeking families have been returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past year. [HL4439]

The Home Office publishes statistics on the total number of removals and voluntary departures from the UK by country of nationality and destination on a quarterly and annual basis. Published information for 2008 can be found in table one of the supplementary tables to the quarterly Control of Immigration: Quarterly statistical summary United Kingdom Q4 2008 (http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfsO9/immig4O8supp.xls).

Published statistics on immigration and asylum are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate web site at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html.