3179761 Illegal immigration: Not a current number for UK, report finds
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The government has an up-to-date estimate of The Number of immigrants in the UK illegally in 15 years, according to a report.
The Last official estimate in 2005 found about 430,000 people in the country, to remain without the law.
independent research But has Said since then, The Number at over A Million , The National Audit Office.
The Home Office Said it was working "tirelessly" with other departments and partners to combat illegal migration.
Meg Hillier , the Parliament Said the financial watchdog, it appeared that the Home Office had "no idea" how many people were in Britain illegally.
The Labour MP, who added the chairmanship of The Public accounts committee, The Department "seems to be not interested to learn".
The Report States that the Home Office -the demand for its immigration enforcement services at between 240,000 to 320,000 cases per Year .
However, the NAO Said that this number excluded those Not Yet in contact with the government in the past two years, and "not baseline" for measuring the effectiveness of The Department of enforcement.
"Due to problems with the quality of the data, the immigration enforcement can't tell whether The Number of people who" really put a demand " on its activities is increasing or decreasing," has found.
He suggested that the office should look at home, as other parts of the government to come up with estimates of the "hidden" activities, such as the serious and Organised Crime , which it Said could help "a better understanding of the extent of The Illegal population in the UK".
The highest estimate of The Illegal population in the UK is 1. 2m, given by the Pew Research Center Last Year - although the NAO Said it had not tried to check The Number . The NAO, the office proposed to home could learn from other parts of the government.
found The NAO also that voluntary and forced return of the people, the UK had illegally gone to "a dramatic decrease" since 2015.
Volunteer, was reduced from an average of $ 1,200 a month in 2015 to around 460 a month in 2019, Said the watchdog, although The Number of foreign criminals had left "remained stable".
In, the Conservative Party is obliged to "keep the overview of who comes in and out of Our Country ". 'Better understanding'
Garth Davies, The Head of the NAO, Said : "While the Home has introduced Office significant changes to their enforcement, it cannot demonstrate that the total-to improve performance.
"The Department needs a better understanding of the impact of their immigration enforcement activities on its overall vision, the reduction of the size of The Illegal population and the damage it caused. "
A spokesman from the Home Office Said it was "working tirelessly. to combat illegal migration, close routes for people smuggling and return the ones that remain have no right to, the United Kingdom, wherever possible."
He added: "We have taken back control of our immigration system, and for the First Time in A Generation , we have full control over who comes and stays Here . "
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