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 which 10 causes of delay to deportation are the most frequent where a foreign national offender is to be deported following a conviction in the UK; and what steps his Department has taken to tackle them.

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

The Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, Lin Homer, wrote to the Home Affair Committee on 19 February 2007 to provide the most recent information available on the deportation of foreign national prisoners.

In her letter, the Director General outlined the factors that have contributed to delays in deportation and new strategy which has been put in place to ensure that the deportation system is as robust and swift as possible. A copy of this letter is available from the Library of the House.

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