Deportation: India

Home Office written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Green of Deddington Lord Green of Deddington Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the return of Indian nationals who are in the UK illegally; and how many Indian nationals were returned to their home country in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

There is no country specific policy or guidance, instead, the decision to re-turn or not is made very carefully on a case by case basis. First and fore-most, we encourage people with no right to be here to leave the country vol-untarily and offer help for them to do this. Where they fail to leave, the Home Office will take action to enforce their departure as a last resort.

Figures detailing returns in relation to nationality can be found within the published immigration statistics data:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018/how-many-people-are-detained-or-returned

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