Undocumented Migrants

Home Office written question – answered at on 19 May 2023.

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Photo of Lee Anderson Lee Anderson Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make an estimate of the number of migrants who have illegally arrived in the UK since 1 January 2023.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office has published data on the number of migrants detected crossing the English Channel in small boats on a weekly basis since January 2023 which can be accessed here: Migrants detected crossing the English Channel in small boats - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Data on the quarterly total number of attempts to enter the UK irregularly is published in the irregular migration to the UK statistics release within the ‘Irregular migration to the UK detailed dataset and summary tables’. This data is currently published up to end of December. Data for the next quarter (January to March 2023) is due to be published 25th May 2023.

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