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Immigration: Liverpool Airport

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

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people entered the UK via (a) Liverpool John Lennon Airport and (b) Liverpool Port when UK border controls were relaxed in summer 2011.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 24 November 2011

A subset of the latest published data for the first three quarters of 2011 along with figures for 2010 showing recent levels of passenger arrivals at Liverpool are given in the following table. It is not possible to show airport and seaport data separately from information collated centrally. These figures are numbers of journeys and include passengers in transit who do not pass through immigration controls.

Passenger arrivals to the United Kingdom at Liverpool ports including EEA and Swiss nationals, January 2010 to September 2011
Total passengers admitted
Q1 2010 294,000
Q2 2010 417,000
Q3 2010 611,000
Q4 2010 416,000
Q1 2011 430,000
Q2 2011 617,000
Q3 2011 713,000
Notes: 1. A subset of data in table ad.01.q of 'Immigration Statistics July to September 2011'. 2. Provisional figures. 3. Includes airside transfer/transit passengers of all nationalities who did not pass through immigration control. 4. Numbers are rounded to three significant figures. Source: Home Office, Migration Statistics

Information relating to total passenger arrivals are published quarterly in table ‘ad.01.q’ of the Home Office statistical release ‘Immigration Statistics’ which is available from the Home Office Science website at:


A copy of the latest release, Immigration Statistics July to September 2011, will be placed in the House Library.

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