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National Security: Entry Clearances

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been (a) deported and (b) excluded from the UK on national security grounds since August 2005, broken down by quarter. (224123)

[holding answer 17 September 2008]: The figures are as follows:

Number

(a) Deportations

2006

2nd quarter

2

3rd quarter

1

2007

1st quarter

4

2nd quarter

1

3rd quarter

1

No deportations in other quarters

Total

9

(b) Exclusions

2005

3rd quarter

12

4th quarter

5

2006

1st quarter

4

2nd quarter

5

3rd quarter

5

4th quarter

26

2007

1st quarter

1

2nd quarter

73

3rd quarter

4

4th quarter

2

Total

127

1 From August 2005