Dear Home Office,
I submitted FoI requests 50691 asking about illness and death during forced removals and deportations from the UK. I was told that it would take longer than the FoI time limit to respond to my request. I am now reducing the scope of the request and submitting a new FoI request.
1) How many deaths have there been during immigration removals - both deportations and enforced removals - over the last five years that figures are available? Please define 'during removals' as any time from the moment the person is handed over to immigration escorts until the moment escorts hand the person over to officials in the country the person has been removed to.
Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.
This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 51104). We will aim to send you a full response by 14/12/2018 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.
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