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Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on the deportation of British-born children to foreign countries; and what the legal basis is for this policy. (80630)

British-born children who are not British citizens may be deported under Section 3(5)(b) of the Immigration Act 1971 as family members of a person i) whose removal the Secretary of State considers to be conducive to the public good or ii) who has been recommended for deportation by a court. Deportation of family members is carried out in accordance with paragraphs 365-368 of the Immigration Rules (HC395).