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Prisoners: Foreigners

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department holds on the number of prisoners from (a) EU A10 accession countries and (b) other EU member states held in Scottish prisons who have been recommended for deportation upon completion of their sentences. (294724)

Issues relating to Scottish prisons and prisoners held within them are devolved and a matter for the Scottish Executive. The UK Border Agency works with the Scottish Executive to ensure the removal of foreign national criminals who meet the deportation criteria. In the first two quarters of 2009, the UK Border Agency removed a total of 2,560 foreign national offenders from the United Kingdom. We do not publish information relating to the nationalities of those we deport.