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Extremist Organisations

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (a) deported from the United Kingdom for “fomenting extremism”, and (b) barred from coming to the United Kingdom on that ground, in each year since 2005. [HL690]

I have taken the term “fomenting extremism” as equating to unacceptable behaviour under the policy announced by my right honourable friend the then Home Secretary on 24 August 2005. The powers to exclude or deport an individual on the grounds of their unacceptable behaviour are directed at foreign nationals who foment hatred or violence in support of their extremist beliefs. I can confirm that during the period in question, 106 individuals were excluded and one individual was deported on these grounds and a yearly breakdown is provided below.

2005

(a) 0

(b) 21

2006

(a) 1

(b) 33

2007

(a) 0

(b) 21

2008

(a) 0

(b) 12

2009

(a) 0

(b) 19

These figures do not constitute part of National Statistics as they are based on internal management information. The information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols, should be treated as provisional and are subject to change.