Undocumented Migrants: English Channel:Written question - 37575

Q
Asked by Tracey Crouch
(Chatham and Aylesford)
Asked on: 20 April 2020
Home Office
Undocumented Migrants: English Channel
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants have crossed the English Channel to enter the UK in (a) January, (b) February and (c) March 2020; and what the countries of origin were for those migrants.
A
Answered by: Chris Philp
Answered on: 27 May 2020

The data showing the number of migrants intercepted crossing the English Channel to enter the UK for the months of January, February and March is shown in the table below, including the claimed nationalities for those migrants:

(a) January 2020 – 94; (b) February 2020 – 182 and (c) March 2020 – 187.

By nationality:

Jan

Feb

March

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

53

109

104

Iraq

16

40

63

Syria Arab Republic

16

18

13

Afghanistan

5

3

5

Kuwait Bidoun

1

Yemen

5

1

Pakistan

4

1

Mali

2

Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

1

Senegal

1

Egypt

1

Guinea

1

Grand Total

94

182

187

The total number of migrants for the April period cannot yet be released as the figures have not passed through a data quality check and cannot be assured. The figures will be published at a later date, once they have been

verified.

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