Illegal Immigrants

Home Department written question – answered on 6th January 2014.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who were in the UK illegally have (a) been subject to enforced departure from the UK and (b) left the UK voluntarily in each of the last three years.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

The following table provides the total number of persons removed or departed voluntarily from the UK in each of the last three years.

Removals and voluntary departures, 2010 to 20121
  2010 2011 20122
Total enforced removals 14,854 15,063 14,647
Total refused entry at port and subsequently departed 18,276 15,700 13,789
Total voluntary departures 27,114 26,419 29,663
Assisted voluntary returns 4,541 3,120 3,706
Notified voluntary departures 5,996 7,587 6,749
Other confirmed voluntary departures 16,577 15,712 19,208
1 Removals are recorded on the system as at the dates on which the data extracts were taken. 2 Provisional figures.

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 readily available in the latest release, Immigration Statistics: July to September 2013, from the website:

Data for 2013 will be available from 27 February 2014.

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