Undocumented Migrants: Boats

Home Office written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of migrants entering the UK illegally in small boats in each year since 2010.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Secretary delivered a statement to Parliament providing the following figures relating to 2018 arrival.

Over 500 migrants - mostly Iranian - attempted to travel to the UK on small vessels in 2018. 80% of them attempted this in the last three months of the year. Around 40% of the attempts were either disrupted by French law enforcement or returned to France via French agencies.

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