§ Mr. Henderson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the(a) passengers in total and (b) persons treated as illegal entrants who were granted temporary admission or release in 1995 and 1996 to the latest convenient date subsequently absconded; how many of these were (1) asylum seekers and (2) applying for leave on some other basis; and how many (i) later reported voluntarily to the immigration authorities and (ii) were redetained. 
§ Mr. Kirkhope
The available information relates to the numbers of person who absconded, either from detention or by failing to respond to the terms of temporary admission or release, and is given in the table. The other information requested is not available.
Absconders Category of person 1995 1996 First quarter Passengers1 2,049 605 Illegal entrants: Asylum seekers 186 45 Others 101 18 Total 287 63 1 A breakdown between asylum seekers and other passengers is not available.