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Written Answers

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Asylum Seekers

Questions

Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which countries failed asylum seekers were returned from the United Kingdom in (1) 2005, (2) 2009, and (3) 2011.[HL3163]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach): The table below shows the number of failed asylum seekers removed or voluntarily departing from the UK by destination for 2005, 2009 and 2011.

It is not possible within these figures to say what stage in the asylum process individuals have reached at

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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 UK Border Agency.

Following a change to the published categories that separated removals and voluntary departures, figures for 2005 and 2009 are not directly comparable with those for 2011. Latest figures for removals and voluntary departures due to be published on Thursday 29 November will include updated figures published under the new categorisation backdated to 2004.

Figures provided are latest published statistics on those removed or voluntarily departing from the UK appearing in Tables rv.06 and rv.06.q of the release, Immigration Statistics: April-June 2012. This is available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Science, research and statistics web pages: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research -statistics/research-statistics/immigration-asylum-research/immigration-tabs-q2-2012/removals-q2-2012-tabs.

Table rv.06: Removals and voluntary departures by country of destination for asylum cases
Year200520092011
Geographical regionCountry of destinationTotal asylum cases; removed or voluntary departedTotal asylum cases; removed or voluntary departedTotal asylum enforced removalsTotal asylum voluntary departures

Total

*Total

15,685

11,636

5,774

4,303

Africa

*Total Africa

2,791

2,171

976

693

Americas

*Total Americas

1,022

456

250

73

Asia

*Total Asia

3,478

4,410

3,062

2,450

Europe

*Total Europe

6,800

2,374

1,276

270

Middle East

*Total Middle East

1,419

1,628

144

439

Oceania

*Total Oceania

7

10

3

1

Other

*Total Other

168

587

63

377

Asia

Afghanistan

912

1,166

943

375

Europe

Albania

1,000

342

144

39

Africa

Algeria

243

162

98

59

Oceania

American Samoa

0

0

0

0

Europe

Andorra

0

0

0

0

Africa

Angola

165

50

17

12

Americas

Anguilla

0

0

0

0

Americas

Antigua and Barbuda

0

0

0

1

Americas

Argentina

0

1

0

0

Europe

Armenia

15

3

5

4

Americas

Aruba

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Australia

6

4

1

1

Europe

Austria

197

26

21

0

Europe

Azerbaijan

51

6

1

0

Americas

Bahamas, The

0

0

0

0

Middle East

Bahrain

2

3

2

6

Asia

Bangladesh

259

173

255

127

Americas

Barbados

0

1

0

0

Europe

Belarus

25

7

8

2

Europe

Belgium

110

76

83

2

Americas

Belize

0

0

0

0

Africa

Benin

10

3

0

1

Americas

Bermuda

0

0

0

0

Asia

Bhutan

0

1

0

0

Americas

Bolivia

53

15

21

9

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Americas

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

:

:

0

0

Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina

24

9

1

2

Africa

Botswana

6

8

4

3

Americas

Brazil

35

32

16

8

Other

British overseas citizens

:

:

:

:

Asia

Brunei

0

0

0

0

Europe

Bulgaria

34

4

7

0

Africa

Burkina

3

0

0

0

Asia

Burma

3

4

3

14

Africa

Burundi

14

10

2

5

Asia

Cambodia

0

0

0

0

Africa

Cameroon

33

74

23

9

Americas

Canada

20

15

13

10

Africa

Cape Verde

0

0

0

0

Americas

Cayman Islands

0

0

0

0

Africa

Central African Republic

2

0

0

0

Africa

Chad

21

2

1

1

Americas

Chile

12

2

4

0

Asia

China

246

1,075

381

519

Oceania

Christmas Island

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

0

0

0

0

Americas

Colombia

262

54

20

5

Africa

Comoros

1

0

0

0

Africa

Congo

60

31

6

0

Africa

Congo (Democratic Republic)

43

96

19

6

Oceania

Cook Islands

0

0

0

0

Americas

Costa Rica

1

0

0

0

Europe

Croatia

85

14

0

7

Americas

Cuba

3

0

1

4

Americas

Curacao

:

:

0

0

Europe

Cyprus

7

4

2

3

Europe

Cyprus (Northern part of)

0

0

0

0

Europe

Czech Republic

6

10

10

0

Europe

Denmark

21

13

9

0

Africa

Djibouti

2

1

0

1

Americas

Dominica

1

0

0

0

Americas

Dominican Republic

1

1

1

1

Asia

East Timor

0

0

0

0

Americas

Ecuador

171

36

7

3

Africa

Egypt

62

68

31

30

Americas

El Salvador

0

1

3

0

Africa

Equatorial Guinea

1

2

0

0

Africa

Eritrea

1

8

0

1

Europe

Estonia

2

2

1

1

Africa

Ethiopia

38

49

9

10

Americas

Falkland Islands

0

0

0

0

Europe

Faroe Islands

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Fiji

1

1

2

0

Europe

Finland

4

7

6

1

Europe

Former Yugoslavia

:

0

0

2

Europe

France

246

204

174

4

Americas

French Guiana

0

0

0

0

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Oceania

French Polynesia

0

0

0

0

Africa

Gabon

0

0

1

0

Africa

Gambia, The

36

51

29

20

Europe

Georgia

53

52

13

7

Europe

Germany

415

124

78

3

Africa

Ghana

242

118

72

15

Europe

Gibraltar

0

0

0

0

Europe

Greece

264

239

0

4

Europe

Greenland

0

0

0

0

Americas

Grenada

0

1

4

0

Americas

Guadeloupe

0

0

0

0

Americas

Guam

0

0

0

0

Americas

Guatemala

2

2

0

0

Africa

Guinea

21

12

6

4

Africa

Guinea-Bissau

10

1

0

0

Americas

Guyana

9

10

4

1

Americas

Haiti

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

0

0

0

0

Americas

Honduras

0

0

2

1

Asia

Hong Kong

3

7

2

5

Europe

Hungary

11

17

12

0

Europe

Iceland

0

1

0

0

Asia

India

362

678

352

622

Asia

Indonesia

10

6

1

1

Middle East

Iran

389

343

53

86

Middle East

Iraq

818

1,106

66

273

Europe

Ireland

69

199

73

67

Middle East

Israel

39

8

4

11

Europe

Italy

424

217

323

5

Africa

Ivory Coast

13

26

2

7

Americas

Jamaica

404

229

101

9

Asia

Japan

0

2

1

4

Middle East

Jordan

29

38

4

8

Europe

Kazakhstan

20

2

2

1

Africa

Kenya

58

90

37

15

Oceania

Kiribati

0

0

0

0

Asia

Korea (North)

0

1

0

2

Asia

Korea (South)

4

8

3

5

Europe

Kosovo

:

133

9

8

Middle East

Kuwait

10

13

1

8

Europe

Kyrgyzstan

9

2

2

4

Asia

Laos

1

0

0

0

Europe

Latvia

5

3

2

2

Middle East

Lebanon

62

29

5

9

Africa

Lesotho

1

2

1

0

Africa

Liberia

24

6

2

2

Africa

Libya

38

35

12

47

Europe

Liechtenstein

0

0

0

0

Europe

Lithuania

7

1

2

4

Europe

Luxembourg

3

3

1

0

Asia

Macau

0

0

0

0

Europe

Macedonia

33

4

0

0

Africa

Madagascar

0

0

0

0

Africa

Malawi

105

97

28

13

Asia

Malaysia

29

28

35

8

Asia

Maldives

0

1

0

0

Africa

Mali

4

3

2

2

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Europe

Malta

25

38

8

1

Oceania

Marshall Islands

0

0

0

0

Americas

Martinique

0

0

0

0

Africa

Mauritania

3

0

0

0

Africa

Mauritius

9

22

16

17

Africa

Mayotte

0

0

0

0

Americas

Mexico

1

5

2

6

Oceania

Micronesia

0

0

0

0

Europe

Moldova

61

25

4

11

Europe

Monaco

0

0

0

0

Asia

Mongolia

128

36

14

22

Europe

Montenegro

:

0

0

0

Americas

Montserrat

0

0

0

0

Africa

Morocco

11

14

14

7

Africa

Mozambique

1

4

1

0

Africa

Namibia

4

14

14

4

Oceania

Nauru

0

0

0

0

Asia

Nepal

130

66

31

19

Europe

Netherlands

142

26

27

4

Americas

Netherlands Antilles

0

0

:

:

Oceania

New Caledonia

0

0

0

0

Oceania

New Zealand

0

5

0

0

Americas

Nicaragua

0

6

3

0

Africa

Niger

6

1

1

0

Africa

Nigeria

574

558

353

122

Oceania

Niue

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Norfolk Island

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Northern Mariana Islands

0

0

0

0

Europe

Norway

36

15

29

0

Middle East

Occupied Palestinian Territories

9

22

1

6

Middle East

Oman

6

1

0

1

Other

Other and unknown

168

587

63

377

Asia

Pakistan

910

736

599

570

Oceania

Palau

0

0

0

0

Americas

Panama

1

0

0

0

Oceania

Papua New Guinea

0

0

0

0

Americas

Paraguay

0

0

0

0

Americas

Peru

11

4

0

0

Asia

Philippines

9

7

6

1

Oceania

Pitcairn Islands

0

0

0

0

Europe

Poland

9

2

6

1

Europe

Portugal

13

6

4

3

Americas

Puerto Rico

0

0

0

0

Middle East

Qatar

1

4

1

1

Other

Refugee

:

:

:

:

Africa

Reunion

0

0

0

0

Europe

Romania

673

13

10

3

Europe

Russia

82

29

8

16

Africa

Rwanda

7

4

3

5

Oceania

Samoa

0

0

0

0

Europe

San Marino

0

0

0

0

Africa

Sao Tome and Principe

0

0

0

0

Middle East

Saudi Arabia

0

9

3

4

Africa

Senegal

10

4

4

4

Europe

Serbia

:

2

2

1

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Europe

Serbia and Montenegro

1,488

:

:

:

Africa

Seychelles

9

2

0

0

Africa

Sierra Leone

67

31

17

7

Asia

Singapore

0

2

0

1

Europe

Slovakia

57

9

6

0

Europe

Slovenia

7

1

1

0

Oceania

Solomon Islands

0

0

0

0

Africa

Somalia

22

25

5

11

Africa

South Africa

107

83

28

24

Americas

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

0

0

0

0

Europe

Spain

45

19

18

1

Asia

Sri Lanka

407

208

292

139

Africa

St. Helena

0

0

0

0

Americas

St. Kitts and Nevis

0

0

0

1

Americas

St. Lucia

4

3

3

1

Americas

St. Maarten (Dutch Part)

:

:

0

0

Americas

St. Martin (French Part)

0

0

0

0

Americas

St. Pierre and Miquelon

0

0

0

0

Americas

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

2

0

5

0

Other

Stateless

:

:

:

:

Africa

Sudan

46

29

6

12

Africa

Sudan (South)

:

:

0

0

Americas

Surinam

0

0

1

0

Europe

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

0

0

0

0

Africa

Swaziland

0

4

2

0

Europe

Sweden

70

27

21

1

Europe

Switzerland

9

4

18

2

Middle East

Syria

32

14

3

10

Asia

Taiwan

0

0

2

0

Europe

Tajikistan

1

1

0

0

Africa

Tanzania

43

23

22

8

Asia

Thailand

9

11

3

7

Africa

Togo

46

2

1

0

Oceania

Tokelau

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Tonga

0

0

0

0

Americas

Trinidad and Tobago

9

12

4

6

Africa

Tunisia

6

5

7

73

Europe

Turkey

818

359

94

37

Europe

Turkmenistan

0

4

1

1

Americas

Turks and Caicos Islands

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Tuvalu

0

0

0

0

Africa

Uganda

265

126

57

15

Europe

Ukraine

118

64

18

14

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

7

26

1

16

Americas

United States

10

25

30

5

Americas

Uruguay

0

1

0

0

Europe

Uzbekistan

6

6

12

2

Oceania

Vanuatu

0

0

0

0

Europe

Vatican City

0

0

0

0

Americas

Venezuela

10

0

5

2

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Asia

Vietnam

56

194

139

9

Americas

Virgin Islands (British)

0

0

0

0

Americas

Virgin Islands (US)

0

0

0

0

Oceania

Wallis and Futuna

0

0

0

0

Africa

Western Sahara

0

1

0

0

Middle East

Yemen

15

12

0

0

Africa

Zambia

16

13

4

4

Africa

Zimbabwe

282

201

19

117

Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they undertake monitoring of the lives of failed asylum seekers following their deportation from the United Kingdom; and, if so, how.[HL3164]

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: The UK does not routinely monitor the lives of failed asylum seekers who return to their home country. They are, by definition, foreign nationals who have been found as a matter of law not to need the UK's protection and it would be inconsistent with that finding for the UK to assume an ongoing responsibility for them when they return to their own country.

Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which countries failed asylum seekers are not currently deported by the United Kingdom.[HL3165]

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: There are no countries to which the UK Government will not return failed asylum seekers.