Chris Law – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Chris Law on 2016-06-27.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department’s policy is on having independent witnesses and monitoring groups aboard mass deportation charter flights.

James Brokenshire

Home Office records indicate that there were at least 1999 foreign nationals who, having been detained in a UK prison, were removed on charter flights in the past 5 years; 367 in 2012, 424 in 2013, 498 in 2014, 486 in 2015 and 224 in 2016 to date.

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

Immigration Enforcement charter flights are regularly monitored by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB).