Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

Home Office written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department carried out any equality impact assessments prior to setting his Department's targets for the removal of illegal immigrants; and if he will publish any such assessments.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Department does not hold any Equality Impact Assessments related to the setting of targets for removals of illegal migrants. This is because the Equalities Act 2010 does not require public authorities to carry out such assessments. http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06591/SN06591.pdf.

Ministers have not set specific targets for the enforced removal of illegal immigrants in 2018 – 19.

The Department has published information on the performance management regime for enforced removals. This is set out is set out in Sir Philip Rutnam’s letters of 14 May and 25 June 2018 to Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Chair, Home Affairs Select Committee:

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/home-affairs/Correspondence-17-19/180514-Home-Office-Permanent-Secretary-Immigration-Enforcement.pdf (14 May) and

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/home-affairs/Correspondence-17-19/180625_Permanent_Secretary_Immigration%20Enforcement.pdf (25 June)

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