Deportation: Charter Flights

Home Office written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse has been of immigration removal charter flights departing from Royal Air Force bases in the UK since May 2017.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Five Home Office charter flights have departed from RAF Brize Norton since May 2017.

The total cost of operating these flights was £2,201,269.50. This includes the costs of escorts, coaches, chartering aircraft, air passenger duty and administrative costs associated with operating the flights.

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