Topical Questions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 15th October 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration 2:30 pm, 15th October 2012

I can reassure my hon. Friend. The statistics show that in 2011, more than 4,500 foreign national criminals were removed from the UK. We have introduced tough new rules to protect the public from foreign criminals and immigration offenders who try to hide behind family life as a reason to stay in the UK. I hope that he welcomes that.