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Foreign Prisoners

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the letter of 12 December 2006 from the Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to the Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee on foreign prisoners and deportation, what the prior convictions were of the 216 foreign prisoners in respect of whom a decision not to pursue deportation has been made. (110286)

Information on all prior convictions for each of the 216 foreign national prisoners referred to in the Director General's letter of 12 December 2006 is not held centrally and could be obtained only by searching individual records at a disproportionate cost.