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House of Commons Hansard
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01 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals given leave to remain in the UK since 1997 have been convicted of a serious crime. [316012]

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Identifying the number of foreign nationals given leave to remain since 1997 who have also been convicted of a serious crime, can be achieved only by reviewing individual case files, this would be at disproportionate cost.

The UK Border Agency removed or deported approximately 11,000 foreign national offenders in 2008 and 2009. Of these, less than 0.002 per cent. had at some stage previously been granted indefinite leave to remain and subsequently been convicted of a serious crime such as manslaughter or rape.

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