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Control of immigration: statistics United Kingdom 2001

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This document contains the following information: Immigration control regulates the entry and refusal of entry of passengers into the UK; the conditions of stay and any variations following entry; settlement and deportation. This report contains data relating to immigration into the UK in 2001, as well as selected data for earlier years.

Sections cover: pre-entry control abroad; entry control at ports; asylum; after-entry control; grants of settlement; enforcement of immigration law; appeals against immigration control decisions; and net migration by nationality. Findings for 2001 include:

1) the number of international arrivals from outside the Common Travel Area fell slightly to 88.1 million with 12.8 million non-EEA nationals;

2) asylum applications, excluding dependants, fell 11 per cent to 71,365, with the highest number of applications from nationals of Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Turkey; and

3) the total number of persons removed from the UK was 49,135, an increase of five per cent on the previous year.

This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.

Published 29 November 2002