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Immigration: Deportation

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been removed from the UK under regulation 21 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006. (190325)

The chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency advised the Home Affairs Committee during her appearance before them on 15 January that 4,200 foreign national prisoners were deported or removed from the UK in 2007. Over 500 of these were EEA nationals that were deported from the UK after consideration under regulation 21 of the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006 and the associated case law.