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Immigration: Deportation

Volume 712: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have had their deportation from the United Kingdom cancelled in each of the past five years. [HL4418]

The data on the number of cancelled deportation over the past five years can be obtained only through detailed examination of individual case files at disproportionate cost.

The chief executive of the UK Border Agency has regularly written to the Home Affairs Select Committee in order to provide all the most robust and accurate information on the detention and deportation of foreign national prisoners. She has advised the committee that there continue to be delays in the deportation process due to last minute legal barriers, obstacles obtaining travel documents and non-compliance.