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Convicted Foreign Nationals

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals are being supervised by the Probation Service in (a) West Sussex and (b) Bognor Regis and Littlehampton constituency. (74992)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his written ministerial statement of 23 May 2006, Official Report, column 77WS, on deportation and removal of foreign nationals, (1) in respect of how many of the (a) more serious and (b) most serious offenders the whereabouts are not known; (75049)

(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.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list in descending order according to the number of prisoners concerned the countries of origin of foreign national prisoners who have (a) been released without consideration for deportation and (b) been deported since February 1999; (75217)

(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.