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Asylum: Deportation

Question for Home Office

UIN 76652, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been denied asylum have been removed from the UK in each of the last five years.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The Home Office publishes data on the number of returns from the UK in each quarter in the ‘Immigration Statistics Quarterly release’. The latest data on Asylum related returns go to the end of March 2021 and are published in Ret_04 and Ret_05 of the returns summary tables.

The Home Office seeks to return people who do not have any legal right to stay in the UK, which includes people who:

  • enter, or attempt to enter, the UK illegally (including people entering clandestinely and by means of deception on entry);
  • overstay their period of legal right to remain in the UK;
  • breach their conditions of leave;
  • are subject to deportation action; for example, due to a serious criminal conviction and
  • have been refused asylum.

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