Select Committee on Transport, Local Government and the Regions Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Supplementary note by Ambassade de France (CHT 19)

SOME FIGURES ON POLICE AND JUDICIAL ACTION IN PAS-DE-CALAIS TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

2001

  Foreigners without adequate documentation stopped and checked: 82,317 (Afghans 63.52%, Iraqis 25.8%)

  Persons subsequently held in police detention: 6,641

  People smugglers stopped and checked, of 36 different nationalities

  Average daily number of people staying in the Sangatte Centre: 840

FROM 1 JANUARY 2002 TO 1 JULY 2002

  Foreigners without adequate documentation stopped and checked: 58,350 (Afghans 57.76%, Iraqis 34,87%) ie + 91.45%.

  Persons subsequently held in police detention: 3,330 (+ 8.9%)

  Estimated average number of times a person is stopped and checked: 3.7

  People smugglers stopped and checked (as at 1 July 2002): 132 (equivalent to 2001 over a comparable period), of 18 different nationalities

  Average daily number of people staying in the Sangatte Centre: 1,332 (peak of 1,768 on 21 January 2002)

  On 17 July 2002 1,372 people were staying in the centre, and 1,310 on 18 July 2002. That day 69 people arrived at the centre, of whom 40 claimed to have come from Iraq, 13 from Afghanistan and 13 were minors.

24 July 2002


 
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