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Deportation

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportation orders have been served on Iranians requiring that they be sent back to Iran in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and in how many of these cases the deportees have been deported to Iran.

Deportation orders do not specify the country to which the person deported is to be sent. The information available relates to orders made and orders enforced and to the nationality which will normally be the country of destination. The following table gives the numbers in each of the last three years.

Deportation order and trade and orders enforced against Iranian nationals, 1984–86
YearOrders madeOrders enforced1
198412311
19855610
19862211
1 Orders enforced in a particular year were not necessarily made in the same year.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances and for what reasons his Department would consult a High Court judge over an order that a judge had made on an application for care and control made by a man whom his Department was attempting to deport; and whether, in those circumstances, the man or his legal representatives would be given an opportunity to make representations.

I am aware of the particular case to which the hon. Member refers and will write to him.