HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 cc286-7W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were deported in(a) January, (b) February and (c) March. [24426]

Mr. Kirkhope

The numbers of persons removed under the deportation process, including voluntary departures after deportation action had been initiated, in January and February 1996 were 149 in each month. In addition, 241 and 197 illegal entrants were removed, or departed voluntarily, in the respective months. All the figures are provisional. The corresponding data for March are not yet available.