Offenders: Deportation

Home Department written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Nick Clegg Nick Clegg Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many cases in which a foreign national was to be deported due to a conviction in the UK were delayed following completion of the prison term where the foreign national was (a) contesting and (b) not contesting the deportation in each of the last five years;

(2) what the average length of time between the completion of the prison sentence and deportation from the UK, where a foreign national was deported due to a conviction in the UK, has been in the last five years;

(3) what the (a) longest and (b) shortest period of time has been between the completion of the prison sentence and deportation from the UK where a foreign national is to be deported due to a conviction in the UK in the last five years.

Photo of John Reid John Reid Home Secretary, The Secretary of State for the Home Department

The requested information is not available and could be obtained by the detailed examination of individual case records only at disproportionate cost.

On 19 February the Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate wrote to the Home Affairs Committee to provide the most recent information available on the deportation of foreign national prisoners. A copy of this letter is available from the Library of the House.

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