Deportation: Charter Flights

Home Office written question – answered on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Labour, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has chartered flights scheduled for deportations in 2020.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Most enforced immigration returns are undertaken using scheduled flights, alongside fare-paying passengers. However, charter flight operations are an important means to return foreign national offenders and immigration offenders where there are limited scheduled routes or where the returnees may be disruptive. We utilise both approaches flexibly to best meet operational needs, maximise value for money for the taxpayer and keep our street safe.

For operational reasons, it is not possible to disclose full details of the future returns charter flight programme.

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