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Topical Questions

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department

I am sure that the right hon. Lady is aware that under the UK Borders Act 2007 a deportation order must be made in respect of foreign criminals sentenced to 12 months or more in prison. Every person on the flight was convicted of a serious offence and received a custodial sentence of 12 months or more. That means that, under the Act, which was introduced by the Labour Government in 2007, a deportation order must be made.