Matthew Pennycook – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Matthew Pennycook on 2016-01-11.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times limited removal directions have been used since the policy of giving such directions came into effect on 6 April 2015.

James Brokenshire

The Immigration Act 2014 provides that where individuals are informed that they have no leave they are removable without the need for a further decision.

Following related process changes individuals being removed from the UK may receive a removal decision which provides limited information about their removal. In many cases the Home Office also provides further details to individuals out of courtesy – this may include details of the specific flight they will be removed on. Information on notice of removal is published in Chapter 60 of the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance, available on the gov.uk website.

Published data is available for the period 6 April – 30 September 2015. In that period, 26,159 removal decisions were served on individuals, but records do not show how many of these were full or limited notice.