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Home Office: Deportations

Volume 685: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 June (WA 131–32), whether any update to the House on the organisational failings of the Home Office will include an answer to the question of what action has been taken against those who have failed to effect lawful deportations of convicted foreign nationals.[HL6664]

The Secretary of State for the Home Department has asked the director-general of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to oversee a specific review of the failings which led to the release of 1,013 foreign national prisoners without deportation consideration. The review will commence once the Immigration and Nationality Directorate has addressed our main priority of dealing fully with all these 1,013 cases.