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Immigration Written Answer, 08/04/14 [E/NI/S/W]

Written Answer given in the House of Lords in response to Lord Storey's question asking Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals who came to the United Kingdom as unaccompanied children between 2005 and 2010 (1) eventually settled in the United Kingdom, (2) left voluntarily, and (3) were removed; and how many former unaccompanied children who have exhausted their appeal rights have been served with removal directions in each of the last five years, and to date in 2014.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, replied that the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) granted indefinite leave to remain between 1st October 2006 and 31st December 2010 is 661.

He also provided details of the numbers of voluntary and enforced removals of UASC by year from 1st October 2006 to 31st December 2010.

‘Unaccompanied children’ have been interpreted as unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in answering this question.

He also provided details on the number of removal directions (RD) set for former unaccompanied asylum seeking children who have exhausted their appeal rights from 2009 to 2013.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the House of Lords Hansard 8 April 2014 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Lords Hansard 8 April 2014