Illegal Immigrants

Home Department written question – answered on 20th October 2011.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-UK citizens attempting to enter the UK illegally or clandestinely were apprehended at (a) the Port of Dover and (b) the Port of Calais in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The number of non-UK citizens apprehended by the UK Border Agency and its French counterparts attempting to enter the UK illegally at Calais, and the numbers of interceptions at the port of Dover, for the specified years are as follows:

2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Calais 21,881 13,847 5,345
Dover(1) 554 383 328
(1 )Supplied by Local Immigration Team Kent, Immigration Group. Note: Locally collated management information statistics subject to the national protocol.

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