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Prisoners: Foreigners

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases involving foreign prisoners claiming to have been wrongfully detained at the end of their sentence have been brought in the last five years; and what the outcome has been of each of those cases in which legal proceedings are no longer active. (183036)

The information requested can be obtained only through the detailed examination of individual cases in order to identify the specific reason for the commencement of judicial proceedings at disproportionate cost. The chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency has regularly updated the Home Affairs Committee over the past 18 months with the most robust and accurate information available on the deportation of foreign national prisoners and will continue to do so as required.