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 arrived in the UK clandestinely (a) on larger vessels and (b) in a vehicle on a ferry in 2023.

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

The Home Office publishes statistics on detected irregular arrivals to the UK in the ‘Irregular migration to the UK statistics’ release on gov.uk.

Data on people who have arrived in the UK on larger vessels and in a vehicle on a ferry are included in the ‘Recorded detections at UK ports’ figures on table Irr_01 of the ‘Irregular migration to the UK detailed datasets’, with the latest data up to the end of September 2023.

The Home Office does not publish the requested data in any further breakdowns.

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