Prisoners: Deportation

Home Office written question – answered on 19th January 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals who had been held in UK prisons were removed on chartered deportation flights in the last 12 months; and what the cost of chartered deportation flights for such foreign nationals has been in the last five years.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

In 2015/16, we removed 5,810 Foreign National Offenders (FNOs), the highest number of returns ever. Full details regarding returns and deportations can be found on the Gov.UK website

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-july-to-september-2016-data-tables

Details regarding Home Office expenditure can be found on the Gov.UK website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/566256/Home-Office-Spending-Over-25000-June-2016-CSV.csv/preview

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