Deportation: West Africa:Written question - 174681

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Asked on: 13 September 2018
Home Office
Deportation: West Africa
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 70 individuals on board the charter flight bound for Nigeria and Ghana on 28 March 2017 which was prevented by protesters from leaving Stansted airport (a) have been referred under the National Referral Mechanism for the identification of victims of trafficking, (b) have since been granted leave to remain in the UK and (c) were a member of the Windrush generation.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 09 October 2018

There were 60 people who were due to be returned on the charter flight to Nigeria and Ghana on 28 March 2017.

Of the 60 and at the time of writing, 4 have been referred under the National Referral Mechanism for the identification of victims of trafficking. Of these 4, 2 were found not to be victims of trafficking (of which 1 has been removed) and 2 are still under consideration.

1 has been granted status as the family member of an EEA national.

Any individual who believes they are protected under the provisions of the 1971 Immigration Act is able to contact the Windrush Taskforce, who will help to identify their current status. None of the individuals have contacted the Taskforce.

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