Immigrants: Detainees:Written question - 125228

Q
Asked by Ruth George
(High Peak)
Asked on: 29 January 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration detainees who are (a) illegal immigrants and (b) asylum seekers from outside the EU were returned from the UK to an EU country in 2016 and 2017.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 05 February 2018

The information requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost by examining case files. Individuals may be both illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, and may be detained at different stages prior to being returned so their entire case history would need to be examined.

Information on returns and on detention is published as part of Home Office’s quarterly Immigration Statistics at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

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