HC Deb 24 July 1996 vol 282 c601W
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. [38079]

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.

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.

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