To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been deported to other European countries in each of the last four years.
11 September 2014
The table below provides the total number of enforced removals of asylum cases to other European countries, in each year from 2010 to 2013.
Deportations are a specific subset of removals which are enforced either following a criminal conviction or when it is judged that a person’s removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. The deportation order prohibits the person returning to the UK until such time as it may be revoked. It is not possible to separately identify deportations from enforced removals.
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 persons removed or departed voluntarily from the UK and on persons refused entry to the United Kingdom within Immigration Statistics. The data on removals and voluntary departures by type are available in the latest release, Immigration Statistics: April – June 2013, tables rv.06 and rv.06.q from GOV.UK on the statistics web pages at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release and will be placed in the Library of the House.