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Illegal Immigrants: Ports

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants were detected at the (a) Hull, (b) Dover, (c) Portsmouth and (d) Southampton port of entry in the last six months for which figures are available. (297614)

In the period April 2009 to September 2009 inclusive, the UK Border Agency border force north region served illegal entry papers to 1,866 entrants, of which 571 were clandestine entrants. This answer relates to illegal immigrants detected within the north region of the UKBA border force, which includes Hull.

In the same period, the UKBA border force south region served illegal entry papers to 2,957 entrants, of which 2,715 were clandestine entrants. This answer relates to illegal immigrants detected within the south region which includes Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton.