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The requested information is not available; however the following table shows the number of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals who were removed or departed voluntarily from the United Kingdom to the DRC in each of the last 12 months for which published information is available (October 2007-September 2008).
Figures for the fourth quarter of 2008 will be published on
Published statistics on immigration and asylum are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate website at:
|Enforced removals and voluntary departures after enforcement action had been initiated( 1) , Nationals of Democratic Republic of Congo to the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 2007 to September 2008( 2,5)|
|Number of removals|
|Asylum cases( 3,4)||Non-asylum cases|
|Total October 2007-September 2008||45||25|
|(1) Figures include persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, persons who it has been established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities, persons leaving under Facilitated Return Schemes and removals performed by Immigration Officers using port powers of removal and a small number of cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls. |
(2) Figures rounded to the nearest 5 (— = 0, * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.
(3) Persons who had sought asylum at some stage, including dependants.
(4) Due to a reclassification of removal categories, figures include asylum removals which have been performed by Enforcement Officers using port powers of removal and a small number of cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls.
(5) Provisional figures.