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Prisoners: Deportation

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners the Government sought to deport when they left prison but were unable to because they were nationals of other EU member states in the last five years. (287741)

The information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The chief executive of the UK Border Agency has regularly written to Home Affairs Select Committee in order to provide them with all the robust and accurate information available relating to foreign national criminals. Copies of these letters are available in the Library of the House.