Offenders: Deportation

Home Office written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners have sought to challenge a deportation decision under the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights since 2010.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The Immigration Act 2014 makes it easier to remove people from the UK and harder for individuals to prolong their stay with spurious appeals, by reducing the number of grounds on which from 17 to 4, stopping those who want to cheat the system by abusing the court process.

Our new non-suspensive appeal powers came into force in July 2014, meaning we can deport criminals before their appeals are heard. These provisions save UK taxpayers the cost of ongoing immigration detention and prevent foreign criminals from reoffending in the UK. More than 1,000 foreign national offenders have been removed under the new 'deport first, appeal later' powers and many more are going through the system.

The number of appeals lodged under the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights is not held centrally and can only be collated at disproportionate costs.

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