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Terrorism: 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 the grounds of fomenting extremism under the 12-point plan announced by the then Prime Minister in August 2005, broken down by quarter. (224121)

[holding answer 17 September 2008]: We have taken the term “fomenting extremism” as equating to unacceptable behaviour under the policy announced by my right hon. Friend, the then Home Secretary on 24 August 2005. On this basis, the figures are:

Number

(a) Deportations

2006

4th quarter

1

(b) Exclusions

2005

3rd quarter

14

4th quarter

18

2006

1st quarter

8

2nd quarter

10

3rd quarter

3

4th quarter

11

2007

1st quarter

0

2nd quarter

7

3rd quarter

5

4th quarter

9

2008

1st quarter

4

2nd quarter

0

3rd quarter

20

Total

79

1 From August 2005

2 To 16 September 2008