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Leave to Remain: Convictions Abroad

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

19. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-UK nationals convicted of murder in their countries of origin have been granted leave to remain in the UK in the last three years. (254655)

The UK Border Agency works hand in hand with other Agencies, including the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, to ensure that the information required to prevent foreign criminals from entering or remaining in the UK is made available to those that need it.

We already have one of the toughest borders in the world and we are determined to ensure it stays that way.

We are expanding our watch-lists, working more closely with foreign Governments to share information, and speeding up the re-documentation of those being removed.