Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

Home Office written question – answered at on 7 February 2024.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were detained after crossing the English Channel in boats involved in uncontrolled landings in 2023.

Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

There were no uncontrolled landings in 2023.

All people making these illegal, dangerous and unnecessary crossings of the Channel by small boat in 2023 were detected before reaching the UK and were placed under immigration control immediately upon arrival.

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