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Deportation: Offenders

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportation recommendations conducive to the public good were made by (a) criminal courts and (b) her Department in each of the last six months; how many were appealed against (i) successfully and (ii) unsuccessfully in each month; how many persons were deported in each month; and how many persons are currently awaiting deportation following such recommendations. (157063)

[holding answer 11 October 2007]: The information requested could be obtained only by a detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.

On 14 June the Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate wrote to the Home Affairs Committee to provide the most recent information available on the deportation of foreign national prisoners. In this letter the director reported that 2,784 foreign national prisoners were deported or removed in the financial year 2006-07. A copy of this letter is available from the Library of the House.