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Deportation

Home Department written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attempts to deport people to (a) Libya, (b) Algeria and (c) Jordan have failed in the last five years.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Home Secretary

The information requested could be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.

Details of total removals to Algeria, Jordan and Libya between 2004 and 2007, the only period for which we have access to management information, are in the following table:

Destination Number of removals
2004 2005 2006( 1) 2007( 1)
Total removals(2) to Algeria 265 325 390 400
Refused entry at port and subsequently removed(3, 4) 45 70 70 80
Removed as a result of enforcement action and voluntary departures(5) 185 215 210 280
Left under AVR programmes 35 45 110 40
Total removals(2) to Jordan 50 60 90 115
Refused entry at port and subsequently removed(3, 4) 25 15 25 25
Removed as a result of enforcement action and voluntary departures(4) 20 35 60 70
Left under AVR programmes 10 5 10 20
Total removals(2) to Libya 50 90 110 140
Refused entry at port and subsequently removed(3, 4) 15 35 35 35
Removed as a result of enforcement action and voluntary departures(5) 30 55 60 90
Left under AVR programmes(6) (7) (7) 15 10
(1) Provisional.

(2) Includes enforced removals, persons refused entry at port and subsequently removed (including cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls), persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes run by the International Organisation for Migration and those who it is established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.

(3) Persons refused entry at port and subsequently removed (including cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls).

(4) Includes removals which have been performed by Immigration Officers at ports using enforcement powers.

(5) Established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.

(6) Includes persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them and those who it is established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.

(7) Figures rounded to the nearest five (— = 0, * = one or 2). Figures may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.

Notes:

1. Persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes run by the International Organisation for Migration.

2. May include some cases where enforcement action had been initiated.

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