HC Deb 03 April 1987 vol 113 c627W
Sir John Farr

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of persons proceeded against as illegal immigrants in each 12 months period ending in September, in each year from 1980 to 1985, inclusive.

Mr. Waddington

Information on persons dealt with as illegal entrants is published quarterly in the Home Office statistical bulletins on the control of immigration statistics. Figures for the periods requested are given in the following table.

Persons against whom action was commenced as illegal entrants
Number of persons
12 months ending September—
1980 1,509
1981 11,120
1982 11,110
1983 986
1984 903
1985 1,083
(1) Rounded to the nearest 10 as precise figures are not available for the quarters of 1981.