Deportation: Offenders

Home Department written question – answered on 4th March 2009.

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Photo of Patrick Mercer Patrick Mercer Conservative, Newark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for Beaconsfield of 20 November 2008, Hansard, column 720W, on deportation: offenders, what progress has been made on (a) the 11 cases where her Department is seeking to deport individuals on grounds of national security because of their suspected involvement in terrorism and (b) the 19 cases where action on national security grounds was commenced but later discontinued.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security)

Of the 11 cases we are seeking to deport on national security grounds 10 remain at various stages of the deportation and appeals process including the European Court of Human Rights. Deportation proceedings have ceased against one individual as it was considered that such action was no longer appropriate due to the circumstances of the case.

There has been no change in the 19 cases where deportation was discontinued.

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