Immigration: Windrush Generation

Home Office written question – answered on 7th December 2018.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of Windrush people that were held in immigration detention centres.

Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of Windrush people that participated in voluntary removal.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office wrote to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 21 August with the initial findings of the Historical Review of removals and detentions. Regular updates have been provided to the committee and this information is available in the library of the House. [14 people, out of the 164 identified by the Historical Review, were detained in an IRC. 17 people, out of the 164 identified by the Historical Review, were recorded as a voluntary departure].

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