Both the UK Home Office and the UK Office for National Statistics have published new statistical publications today.
- Immigration Statistics, October – December 2012
- Monthly asylum application tables – December 2012
- Children entering detention held solely under Immigration Act powers January 2013
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Home Office’s Immigration Statistics October – December 2012 release, has been published today, it provides the latest figures on those subject to immigration control. A notable change introduced with this release is that our entry clearance visa applications, resolutions, issues and refusals back to 2005 have been provided on a quarterly, rather than annual, basis in new tables be.01.q (by category) and be.02.q (by nationality) as well as new quarterly data by category by nationality in tables be.06.q.w to be.06.q.o.
This edition also contains a short article about ‘Foreign National Offenders in detention and leaving detention’ (see http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/immigration-asylum-research/foreign-national-offenders-13), this article sets out differences in detention periods between offenders and other detainees held in UKBA detention. This ‘short article’ is intended as additional analysis of our data to assist users in understanding the figures. We plan in future to publish further articles on a range of topics to assist users to better interpret immigration statistics.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today, Thursday 28th February 2013, published the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The report can be accessed from the following link:
The MSQR series brings together statistics on migration that are published quarterly by the Home Office, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), ONS, and the National Records of Scotland (NRS).
ONS have also released a report looking at the quality and reliability of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) in relation to producing estimates of long-term migration flows. The report was originally released in November 2012, but now contains some updated information. It can be accessed from the following link:
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Associated Media Links
UK Home Office – Net migration continues to fall
The Guardian – Net migration to UK drops to 163,000
The Independent – Net immigration into Britain falls ‘significantly’
The Daily Telegraph – Net migration falls by a third
The Daily Telegraph – Fall in overseas students driving down net migration
BBC News – UK net migration falls by a third
The Huffington Post – Net Migration