HC Deb 29 October 1999 vol 336 cc1019-20W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much money the Welsh Office spent on consultants for each of the last three years up to 7 May. [96551]

Mr. Paul Murphy

The following figures detail Welsh Office expenditure on consultants in the relevant financial years, running from 1 April to the following 31 March.

Persons1removed or departed voluntarily under port or enforcement procedures, 1996 to 1998
1996 1997 1998
Total number of persons removed or departed voluntarily from the United Kingdom 26,840 31,150 34,900
Of whom asylum2,3 applicants 4,840 7,160 6,890
Total number of persons removed or made a voluntary departure as a result of deportation action being taken against them 2,000 2,070 1,710
Of whom asylum2,3 applicants 400 450 350
1 Does not include persons who may leave the United Kingdom without informing the Immigration and Nationality Directorate
2 Asylum removals and voluntary departures excludes dependants
3 1998 figures are provisional


All figures are rounded to 10

Year £
1995–97 739,363
1997–98 1,311,459
1998–99 1,836,194

This information is not readily available for periods beginning 8 May and running to the following 7 May, and could be provided in that format only at disproportionate cost.