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Free Movement of People

Question for Home Office

UIN 66929, tabled on 7 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the Government has used freedom of movement controls relating to Directive 2004/38/EC since 2010.

Answered on

13 March 2017

In accordance with EU law, the Government can restrict free movement rights in individual cases where any of the following conditions apply:

a) Where the conditions of residence under the Free Movement Directive are not met

b) On grounds of public policy, public security or public health, or

c) In the event of abuse or fraud (such as a marriage of convenience)

Published statistics on the number of enforced removals and the total refused entry at port and subsequently departed are available onGOV.UK.

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