Immigration Controls

Home Office written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people entering or leaving the UK by air had pre-boarding electronic checks in each of the last seven years.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

The total volumes of passengers and crew crossing the UK border via scheduled commercial air routes, along with the figures for the volumes that underwent electronic checks, are listed in the table below.

The following table shows assessed number of passengers and crew travelling to and from the United Kingdom on commercial international aviation routes (excluding the Common Travel Area) and the percentage of those undergoing electronic checks, over the last five years. Full detail is not available for 2009/ 2010 given the events surrounding the termination of the Raytheon-led Trusted Borders contract.

Year

Number of passengers and crew on international scheduled commercial aviation routes (excluding Common Travel Area) travelling to and from the UK (Millions) *

Percentage of passengers checked electronically on international scheduled commercial aviation routes (excluding Common Travel Area)

2011

190.4

67%

2012

186.2

69%

2013

182.3

81%

2014

179.7

96%

2015

211

100%

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