Home Office written question – answered on 25th May 2018.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to suspend or discontinue deportation charter flights.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The majority of enforced immigration returns are undertaken using scheduled flights alongside fare-paying passengers. Charter flight operations are an important means to return Foreign National Offenders and others without a right to remain in the UK where there are limited scheduled routes or where there could potentially be more disruptive immigration offenders.

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