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Deportation

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigrants from the New Commonwealth and Pakistan have been recommended for deportation by the courts in each of the last three years.

The number of people from the New Commonwealth and Pakistan recommended by a court for deportation in the last three years, is as follows:

New CommonwealthPakistan
197938931
198041444
198133340
1982 to 31 October34219

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of cases for all nationalities where it was decided not to deport the subject of a recommendation by a court in each of the last three years.

The information requested is as follows:

YearNo.
1979124
1980126
1981104
1982 to 31 October83
The relevant court recommendations may have been made in earlier years.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total number of persons recommended by a court for deportation who are currently awaiting either a decision to deport or the completion of the arrangements for their deportation and who are in detention at the latest convenient date; and how many of these are citizens of Commonwealth countries, other than Australia, Canada and New Zealand, or citizens of Pakistan.

On 26 November there were 334 people detained following a recommendation for deportation by a court, in respect of whom a deportation order has been signed or whose deportation is under consideration. This figure includes persons who received custodial sentences and whose deportation cannot therefore be effected until their release date.Of the total of 334, 183 were citizens of Commonwealth countries other than Australia, New Zealand and Canada; and 32 were citizens of Pakistan.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of persons of all nationalities who were deported following a recommendation of a court in each of the last three years.

The information requested is as follows:

YearNo.
1979509
1980616
1981576
1982 to 31 October429

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has issued any guidelines to the courts on recommendations for deportation since April 1981; and whether he has any plans to do so in the foreseeable future.

No. We shall in due course be issuing circulars about the Criminal Justice Act 1982 which will, among other things, notify courts of the provisions in the Act relating to recommendations for deportation.