Asylum: Rwanda

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

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals seeking asylum have been detained pending deportation to Rwanda.

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

To maintain the highest standards of accuracy, the Home Office prefers to refer to published data, as this has been subject to rigorous quality assurance under National Statistics protocols prior to publication.

Information about those detained who are liable to be removed to Rwanda is not available in our published data

Published data on detentions and returns is available at the following link Migration statistics - GOV.UK (

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