Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 3rd May 2006.

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Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister 11:30 am, 3rd May 2006

First, for the reasons that I have already explained, since 30 March, for the first time in decades, cases have been considered before the release of foreign nationals from prison. I come back to the point that I made a moment or two ago. One part of dealing with this is taking measures now to legislate so that everyone who is a foreign national who serves a prison sentence is automatically deported.