HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c643W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been deported from the United Kingdom since 1 January. [13633]

Angela Eagle

I regret that this information is not available.

The only information currently available about the number of people removed in the current year relates to the number of asylum seekers removed in the period January-June. There were 4,660 such removals. Of this number, 2,805 were on-entry removals (persons refused entry to the United Kingdom and subsequently removed) and 2,570 were after-entry removals. It is not possible to say how many of those who were the subject of deportation action were deported, and how many left before a deportation order was actually signed.

Corresponding information on the number of non-asylum removals for the period is not currently available as these data are yet to be quality assured.

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