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Prisoners: Deportation

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners serving sentences have been notified that they are not at risk of deportation; and of those how many remain at risk of removal. (174903)

The information requested can be obtained only through the detailed examination of individual casefiles at disproportionate cost.

In a statement to the House on 19 July 2006 I explained that there would be a presumption for deportation for those foreign nationals that meet the criteria. The automatic deportation provisions contained in the UK Borders Act 2007 have further strengthened the link between criminality and deportation. Foreign nationals not liable to deportation are considered for enforcement action on a case by case basis.