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Illegal Immigrants

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants without passports from (a) India, (b) Bangladesh, (c) Pakistan and (d) China have been re-documented in each of the last five years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Immigration Enforcement only applies for emergency travel documents for individuals who have no right to remain in the United Kingdom and do not hold a valid passport. The number of emergency travel documents issued during the last five years is set out in the table below:

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

Grand Total

Bangladesh

212

458

834

904

818

3226

China

1186

952

889

854

706

4587

India

702

799

926

965

959

4351

Pakistan

352

754

1262

1481

1453

5302

Total

2452

2963

3911

4204

3936

17466

Internal Home Office management information has been used to provide a response to this question. These figures are not quality assured under National Statistics protocols and are subject to change due to internal data quality checking. Figures provided from this source do not constitute part of National Statistics and should be treated as provisional.

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