To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were deported in 2014; and if she will make a statement.
5 January 2015
The UK has a proud tradition of providing sanctuary to those fleeing persecution but we will seek to remove those not found to be in need of international protection. 5,259 failed asylum seekers departed from the UK in the first nine months of 2014. In every year of this Government more illegal migrants have left the UK than in any year before 2010.