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Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been deported subsequent to conviction of offences punishable by imprisonment for each of the last 10 years; and in each year what proportion this represented of those who commited offences for which deportation can be ordered.

The available information is as follows:

Recommendations for deportation made by a Court under section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1971Deportation enforced following a Court recommendation
*To 31 October 1979.
The number of deportation orders enforced in a calendar year do not all relate to court recommendations made in that year. Figures showing the total number of persons subject to immigration control and not exempt from deportation who were convicted of offences punishable with imprisonment are not available.