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

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Shadow Home Secretary, Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were removed from the UK in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010 and (e) 2011 to date.

Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Minister for Women and Equalities, The Secretary of State for the Home Department

The following table shows the total number of removals and voluntarily departures from the UK during 2007-10, and January to September 2011.

Removals and voluntary departures (1, 2) , January 2007 to September 2011
Number of departures
2007 2008 2009 2010 (3) January to September 2011 (3)
Total removals and voluntary departures 63,367 67,981 67,214 60,244 38,865
(1) Removals and voluntary departures recorded on the system as at the dates on which the data extracts were taken. (2) Figures include enforced removals, non-asylum cases refused entry at port and subsequently removed, 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 run by Refugee Action (prior to April 2011, run by the International Organisation for Migration) and people who it has been established left without informing the immigration authorities. (3) Provisional figures.

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