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Operation Scully

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what format his Department holds information relating to (a) the cost of Operation Scully and (b) the number of police officers, immigration officers and officials involved in Operation Scully; and if he will place in the Library a copy of that information. (102785)

The director general of the immigration and nationality directorate (IND) wrote to the Home Affairs Committee on 9 October and explained the enforcement resources used to track down those offenders released without deportation consideration. There is no estimate of the total cost of Operation Scully because the Department has not captured the costs of this operation separately from its normal business costs. Existing resources were redeployed from within IND to deal with the increased immigration-related activities associated with this operation.