§ Sir John Farr
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of persons proceeded against as illegal immigrants in each 12 months period ending in September, in each year from 1980 to 1985, inclusive.
§ Mr. Waddington
Information on persons dealt with as illegal entrants is published quarterly in the Home Office statistical bulletins on the control of immigration statistics. Figures for the periods requested are given in the following table.
Persons against whom action was commenced as illegal entrants Number of persons 12 months ending September— 1980 1,509 1981 11,120 1982 11,110 1983 986 1984 903 1985 1,083 (1) Rounded to the nearest 10 as precise figures are not available for the quarters of 1981.