(2) if he will give a breakdown by nationality of the (a) most serious offenders and (b) more serious offenders identified as not being under control; and in the case of the most serious offenders not under control how long each offender has not been under control.
(2) if he will break down the number of foreign national prisoners detained in England and Wales by countries of origin.
My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has updated the House on these matters today in a written ministerial statement, and the director general of the immigration and nationality directorate (IND) has written to the Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee today on the number of cases where foreign national prisoners were released without proper deportation consideration. A copy of the letter has been placed in both Libraries.