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 what facilities are being used to house the foreign nationals convicted of a crime in the UK prior to their deportation.

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 Affairs 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 set out that prior to removal, foreign national prisoners are housed in both the IND Removals Estate and in prisons. A copy of this letter is available from the Library of the House.

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