Asylum: Deportation:Written question - 17137

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Asked on: 20 November 2015
Home Office
Asylum: Deportation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people whose applications for asylum were rejected have been repatriated in 2015 to date.
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Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 25 November 2015

The table below provides the number of people removed or departing voluntarily from the UK who had sought asylum at some stage.

Asylum removals and voluntary departures from the United Kingdom, January to June 2015 (1,2,3)

Period

Asylum: Total Enforced

Asylum: Home

Asylum: EU Member State (if different)

Asylum: Other and destination unknown

Asylum: Total Voluntary Departures

Asylum: Home

Asylum: EU Member State (if different)

Asylum: Other and destination unknown

January to
June 2015

1,943

1,585

290

68

904

709

18

177

(1) Removals are recorded on the system as at the dates on which the data extracts were taken.

(2) Recorded on the system as having claimed asylum at some point.

(3) These figures are provisional and may subsequently differ when the tables are revised, due to data cleansing and data matching exercises that take place after the extracts are taken.

It is not possible within these figures to say at what stage in the asylum process individuals have reached at the time of their removal, including whether their claim has failed at that point, as those departing voluntarily can do so at any stage without necessarily notifying the Home Office.

The Home Office publishes quarterly and annual statistics on the number of removals and voluntary departures from the United Kingdom, within the Immigration Statistics release. Data relating to removals and voluntary departures are available in tables rv_05 and rv_05_q in Immigration Statistics: April – June 2015 on the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release.

Figures for July to September 2015 will be available from the above website on Thursday 26 November 2015.

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