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Offenders: Deportation

Home Department written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national offenders have successfully challenged deportation on human rights grounds in the last 10 years; how many of those challenges were under (a) Article 3, (b) Article 6 and (c) Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights; and how many were on other grounds.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 6 September 2013

Information on what ECHR article an appeal was successfully challenged on is held at the level of coordinated paper case files or within the notes section of the Home Office Case Information Database (CID). Such data is not aggregated in national reporting systems, which would mean this question could be answered only through a disproportionately expensive manual case by case search to collate the data.

I can, however, refer you to the answer of my noble Friend Lord Judd on 29 August 2013, Hansard,House of Lords, column WA406, which provides figures for how many occasions in 2012 we were prevented from deporting criminals who were not United Kingdom citizens following the completion of their sentences by rulings of the United Kingdom courts citing Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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