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Illegal Immigrants: Frontex

Home Department written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of illegal migrants that were likely to have travelled to the UK that have been intercepted by Frontex in each year since it was established; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The role of Frontex is to support the border management authorities of states through the coordination of operational activities. There is no distinction made between the numbers of migrants intercepted by officials of the host state as opposed to those intercepted by guest officers from other states taking part in a Frontex-co-ordinated operation. Undocumented migrants may be questioned about the route they have taken, facilitators used and their ultimate destination. Information gathered remains the property of the state hosting the Frontex operation and it is therefore not possible to estimate how many of those intercepted would have travelled to the UK.

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