||<p>The Home Office has published data on the number of migrants who crossed the Channel
between November 2018 and January 2019.This information can be found at the link below:<br><a
department does not routinely publish breakdowns of asylum claims by method of arrival
or type of claim. This information is recorded but not in a format that can easily
be retrieved and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p><p><br>The Home
Office does publish data on the number of applications for asylum in the UK, in its
quarterly Immigration Statistics release, the latest release published 24th May 2019.
The number of asylum applications for main applicants by country of nationality, made
since January 2019 can be found in table as_01_q for main applicants:<br>Latest edition
available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum"
January, more than 50 people who arrived illegally in the UK in small boats have been
returned to Europe.</p>