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Offenders: Deportation

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign offenders who received a community sentence were (a) deported and (b) subject to administrative removal in each of the last five years. (181847)

The information requested can be obtained only through the detailed examination of individual casefiles at disproportionate cost. The chief executive of the UK Border Agency advised the Home Affairs Committee during her appearance of 15 January that, in most cases involving community sentences, the Agency would look to use administrative removal as the method of expulsion rather than deportation.