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Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases his Department has on record where a man recommended for deportation from the United Kingdom has subsequently evaded that decision by marrying a woman born in the United Kingdom who would have had to follow him to his country of origin to maintain the marriage.

I regret that the information is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many men from the New Commonwealth, recommended for deportation by the authorities, have subsequently been allowed to remain as a result of an appeal decision, or as a result of a ministerial decision, over the past five years.

Information in the form requested is not readily available. Information about recommendations for deportation under the Immigration Act 1971 in respect of all Commonwealth citizens is as follows:

Court Recommendations496417404437350
Successful Appeals to the courts822262214
Deportation orders made329246250288326
Deportation orders enforced246223196232265
Decisions not to deport8954694440

Note: The total number of court recommendations in any given year does not coincide with the number of deportation orders made and enforced in that year, as, in many cases, a prison sentence is served before the deportation is effected.