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Deportation: Zimbabwe

Home Department written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been removed by the UK Border Agency to Zimbabwe in each of the last two years.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

There were 363 removals and voluntary departures from the UK to Zimbabwe in 2009; and 414 in 2010. These figures include nationals of Zimbabwe and other nationals who departed to Zimbabwe. The 2010 figure is provisional.

These figures include enforced removals, people departing voluntarily after notifying the UK Border Agency of their intention to leave prior to their departure, people leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes and people who it has been established left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.

The Home Office publishes quarterly and annual statistics on the number of persons removed or departed voluntarily from the UK within ‘Immigration Statistics'. The data on removals and voluntary departures are available in tables rv.01 to rv.08 from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Science, Research and Statistics web pages at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/science-research/research-statistics/migration/migration-statistics1/

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