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Operation Scully

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the total cost of Operation Scully from its commencement to (a) 30 June 2006 and (b) 31 July 2006; (90147)

(2) How many full-time equivalent (a) Immigration and Nationality Directorate Officials, (b) police officers and (c)other officials from his Department have been employed on Operation Scully in each month since it commenced.

The information is not available in the format requested. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary set out in his statement to the House on 9 October 2006 that the Director General of the Immigration Nationality Directorate had written to the Home Affairs Committee on the same day.

This letter provides a further breakdown of the progress made on the 1,013 prisoners released without consideration of deporation and also sets out the use of enforcement resources in dealing with these cases. A copy of this letter has been placed in the Library of the House.