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Facilitated Returns Scheme

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners received grants under the Facilitated Returns Scheme in each of the last five years; and what the (a) average and (b) largest grant paid was. (180667)

The Facilitated Returns Scheme was announced in October 2006 and has resulted in well over 1,000 foreign national prisoners leaving the country. The level of cash support provided has always been £46.