Entry Clearances: EU Countries

Home Department written question – answered on 25th February 2009.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EU nationals from each other EU member state have been refused entry into the UK on the grounds that their presence would threaten public safety in each of the last five years.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (also in the Home Office), Home Office, Minister of State (also in the Home Office), HM Treasury

The following table shows the total number of EU and EEA nationals who have been refused admission into the UK since 2004, under regulation 19 of the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006, on the grounds that their presence would threaten public policy, public security or public health.

Nationality 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Grand total
Austria 1 1 1 3
Belgium 2 7 15 20 44
Bulgaria 15 10 25
Cyprus 1 1
Czech Republic 7 6 18 31
Denmark 2 1 1 4
Estonia 1 1
Finland 3 3
France 6 26 39 36 107
Germany 1 2 27 31 38 99
Greece 2 2 2 6
Hungary 2 6 3 5 16
Iceland 1 1
Ireland 1 3 4
Italy 1 10 24 11 46
Latvia 7 15 5 27
Lithuania 3 26 25 29 83
Luxembourg 1 1
Netherlands 2 21 53 38 114
Norway 1 1 2
Poland 3 16 22 27 68
Portugal 2 18 11 21 52
Romania 63 60 123
Slovakia 2 6 11 8 27
Slovenia 1 1 1 3
Spain 4 3 3 10
Sweden 6 4 2 12
Grand total 1 25 195 350 342 913

The data provided are based on locally-collated management information, which may be subject to change and does not represent published national statistics.

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