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Offenders: Deportation

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much compensation was paid to foreign prisoners detained beyond the expiry of their sentence in 2006; (125645)

(2) how many foreign prisoners received compensation for being detained beyond the expiry of their sentence in 2006.

The director general of the immigration and nationality directorate, wrote to the Home Affairs Committee on 19 February 2007 and provided the most accurate and robust information available on compensation payments to foreign national prisoners. A copy of this letter has been placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners had been detained for more than three months after the expiry of their sentence on 31 December 2006. (125647)

The director general of the immigration and nationality directorate wrote to the Home Affairs Committee on 19 February 2007, providing the most accurate information currently available on the detention of time-served foreign national prisoners. A copy of this letter has been placed in the Library of the House.