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Deportations (Hon Member's Interventions)

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report the number of times the hon. Member for Brent, South has intervened on behalf of a sponsor from his constituency to prevent the deportation of a person arriving in the United Kingdom until the case has been considered by the Minister during 12 months ended 31 October and the number of such interventions where the written submission has not followed immediately.

The precise information requested is not readily available, but since December 1984 the hon. Member has written on immigration cases on about 100 occasions. Our records indicate that in cases of passengers

Kingdom port and whose sponsor's own right hon. or hon. Member has refused to consider taking up such representations; and if he will make a statement.

The points the hon. Member has raised will be addressed in the discussions which my right hon. Friend proposed in his statement to the House on 29 October. These will be put in hand in due course.