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Home Department written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) EU nationals and (b) non-EU nationals passed through border controls in the UK between 28 July and 4 November 2011.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

Passenger arrivals figures for the third quarter of 2011 (July to September) are not yet available. The latest published data for the first quarter of 2011 along with figures for 2010 showing recent levels of EEA and non-EEA nationals arriving in the United Kingdom are given in the table. These figures are numbers of journeys and include passengers in transit who do not pass through immigration controls.

Passenger arrivals to the United Kingdom including EEA and Swiss nationals, January 2010 to March 2011
Passengers admitted Q1 2010 Q2 2010 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q1 2011
Total (million) 19.7 26.2 33.3 22.3 20.2
Non-EEA nationals 2.4 3.3 4.0 2.7 2.4
British citizens 11.2 15.9 21.0 12.8 11.2
Other EEA and Swiss nationals 6.0 7.1 8.3 6.7 6.5
Notes: 1. Provisional figures. 2. Includes airside transfer/transit passengers of all nationalities who did not pass through immigration control. Source: Home Office, Migration Statistics. Published in table ad.01.q of ‘Immigration Statistics April to June 2011’.

Information relating to the second quarter (April to June) of 2011 will be published on 24 November 2011 in the Home Office Science publication, ‘Immigration Statistics July to September 2011’ and the third quarter will be published on 23 February 2012. These data will be available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Science website at:


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