Control of Immigration: Quaterly Statistical Summary, United Kingdom April/May/June 2010.

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Control Of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary, United Kingdom, April/May/June 2010
Key points:
Removals down 14%
Detention down 15%
Asylum applications  down 28%
115 Children entered detention, 140 left, 50%  of these children (70) were returned to their communities
6,130 people left detention, 3,935 were removed, 2,195 returned to their communities.
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Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary, United Kingdom – Second Quarter 2010
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Removals and voluntary departures
In Q2 2010, 14,130 persons were removed or departed voluntarily from the UK, 14 per cent lower than in Q2 2009 (16,345).
There was a decrease of 15 per cent to 2,380 for those leaving who had claimed asylum (including dependants) and a decrease of 13 per cent to 11,750 for non-asylum cases.
* Of those leaving in Q2 2010, 4,460 persons were initially refused entry at port (40 per cent lower than in Q2 2009), 4,800 were enforced removals and notified voluntary departures (4 per cent higher than in Q2 2009), 1,075 persons left under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes (13 per cent lower than in Q2 2009), and 3,795 were other voluntary departures (24 per cent higher than in Q2 2009).
* Based on management information, 1,200 foreign national prisoners were removed in Q2 2010 compared with 1,315 in Q2 2009. 5,355 foreign national prisoners were removed in the financial year 2009/10; the UK Border Agency target for 2009/10 was to remove 6,000 foreign national prisoners.
Persons entering detention
A total of 6,100 people entered detention, held solely under Immigration Act powers in Q2 2010, 15 per cent lower than in Q2 2009 (7,195). Of these, 2,940 (48 per cent of the total) were asylum detainees, 29 per cent lower than in Q2 2009 (4,125). (61 per cent of the total) entered UK Border Agency Removal Centres and 2,390 (39 per cent of the total) entered UK Border Agency Short Term Holding Facilities.
A total of 2,775 persons were detained solely under Immigration Act powers, similar to that as at 30 June 2009 (2,745).

* 2,690 were held at UK Border Agency Removal Centres and 85 at UK Border Agency Short Term Holding Facilities.

* 1,780 persons who had sought asylum at some stage were being detained solely under Immigration Act powers (64 per cent of all detainees), 9 per cent lower than as at 30 June 2009 (1,950). 89 per cent of asylum detainees were male.

* There were 5 people detained solely under Immigration Act powers recorded as being less than 18 years of age. Of these 5, less than 3 had been in detention for 7 days or less, less than 3 for 8 to 14 days and less than 3 for between 29 days and two months.

* Management information shows that of the 2,775 people detained, 1,045 had been in detention for less than 29 days, 545 for between 29 days and two months, 400 for between two and four months, 255 for between four and six months, 285 for between six months and a year, and 245 for over a year.

* Management information shows that there was 1 family with children in detention solely under Immigration Act powers as at 30 June 2010.
A total of 6,130 people left detention, held solely under Immigration Act powers in Q2 2010. Of these, 3,030 (49 per cent of the total) were asylum detainees.
A total of 3,935 people (held solely under Immigration Act powers) were removed from the UK upon leaving detention in Q2 2010, 3 per cent higher than in Q2 2009 (3,815). Of these, 1,665 (42 per cent of the total) were asylum detainees, 9 per cent higher than in Q2 2009 (1,520).
115 children entered detention, held solely under Immigration Act powers in Q2 2010, 54 per cent lower than in Q2 2009 (245). Of these, 80 (68 per cent of the total) were asylum detainees, 55 per cent lower than in Q2 2009 (170).

* 140 children left detention in Q2 2010. Of these, 100 (72 per cent of the total) were asylum detainees.
70 children were removed from the UK upon leaving detention in Q2 2010, 29 per cent lower than in Q2 2009 (95).
Asylum applications  –  Key findings for Q2 2010:
Including dependants, the number of applications to the UK decreased by 28 per cent in Q2 2010 (5,460) compared with Q2 2009 (7,600). Over two-thirds of this decrease was accounted for by the number of applicants from Zimbabwe, which reduced from 2,095 in Q2 2009 to 580 in Q2 2010.

* Including dependants, the estimated number of applications to the EU27 decreased by 14 per cent in Q2 2010 (50,800) compared with Q2 2009 (58,800). The UK ranks 13th amongst EU27 countries in terms of asylum seekers per head of population.
Initial asylum decisions
5,220 initial decisions, excluding dependants, were made in Q2 2010, a decrease of 8 per cent compared with Q2 2009 (5,690).
15 per cent of initial decisions in Q2 2010 were to grant asylum compared with 18 per cent in Q2 2009. 9 per cent of initial decisions were to grant Humanitarian Protection or Discretionary Leave compared with 11 per cent in Q2 2009. 76 per cent of initial decisions in Q2 2010 were refusals compared with 71 per cent in Q2 2009.
Asylum appeals
4,140 appeals were received by the AIT / FTTIAC in Q2 2010, 27 per cent higher than Q2 2009 (3,250).

* The number of appeals determined increased by 68 per cent in Q2 2010 (4,700) from Q2 2009 (2,800).

* The proportion of appeals dismissed was 67 per cent in Q2 2010, whilst 27 per cent of appeals were allowed.

* The asylum work in progress total at the TSIA as at 30 June 2010 was 5,000

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