To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been returned to France under the Dublin Convention in each year since 2010.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
6 January 2015
The number of people transferred to France under the Dublin Convention, and the later Dublin II and Dublin III Regulations is shown in the following table:
Since 2010 we have been stopping more clandestine migrants before they cross the Channel. The number of illegal migrants detected at juxtaposed controls by our agencies have risen from over 8,000 in 2011/2012 to over 18,000 in
The Dublin Regulations are extremely helpful in ensuring that asylum seekers who are properly the responsibility of another participating State can be
transferred from the UK to that State.
The figures quoted in the table above have been derived from management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change. This information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols.