Deportation

Home Office written question – answered on 4th June 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on (a) chartered and (b) commercial flights to (i) remove and (ii) deport people from the UK in each of the last three years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The table below shows the total costs of public expense removals in 2015/16 and 2016/17 which includes; charter flight costs, scheduled flights ticketing costs, ticket contract management costs and other administrative costs (including the costs of cancelled flights). These costs also cover the ticketing costs for overseas security escorts.

Financial year

Scheduled Flights million)

Charter Flights million)

Net Total Million )

2015-2016

£17.3

£9.1

£26.4

2016-2017

£17.0

£8.6

£25.6

By precedent, we do not release data for 2017-18 until the Home Office accounts have been finalised, audited by the National Audit Office, and laid before Parliament.

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