Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 17th November 2014.

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Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood Conservative, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people held in immigration removal centres have been deported from the UK to their country of origin in each of the last four years.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Year Total detainees Removed from the UK

2010 Total 25,959 16,577

2011 Total 27,181 16,836

2012 Total 28,575 17,246

2013 Total 30,030 16,933

(1) All figures quoted have been taken from published detention statistics

(2) Total detainees are those detained in the United Kingdom solely under Immigration Act powers and exclude those in police cells, Prison Service establishments, short term holding rooms at ports and airports (for less than 24 hours), and those recorded as detained under both criminal and immigration powers and their dependants.

(3) Figures relate to cases that have been deported, administratively removed or voluntarily departed from the UK.

(4) Figures relate to the most recent period of sole detention. The period starts when a person first enters the Home Office detention estate. If the

person is then moved from a removal centre to a police cell or Prison Service establishment, this period of stay will be included if the detention is solely under Immigration Act powers.

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