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Volume 490: debated on Thursday 26 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many scheduled deportations were cancelled within (a) one month and (b) one week of the deportation date in 2008. (263201)

The system used by the UK Border Agency to record details of removal directions (RDs) records the date and reason for any cancellation. However, it is not possible to cross-reference the date for which the RDs were set with the date they were subsequently cancelled. The information requested could only be obtained by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost