Deportation:Written question - 122955

Asked by Louise Haigh
(Sheffield, Heeley)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 January 2018
Home Office
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people assigned for deportation have (a) sustained injuries or (b) died (i) immediately before boarding or (ii) onboard deportation flights leaving the UK in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 22 January 2018

There have been no deaths over the last five years of people being removed under escort on a flight from the UK.

Published Immigration Enforcement transparency data shows that there were 7,678 attempted escorted removals in 2015, 8,175 in 2016 and 3,873 in 2017 up to 30 June (quarter 2). It can be found at the following link:

Information on the timing of any injury (whether immediately before boarding or on-board) and the type of escorted removal (whether scheduled or Home Office charter flight) is not readily available from central records and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost through a manual search of individual case files.

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