§ Mr. Kitson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigrants have been deported for criminal offences since the passing of the Commonwealth Immigrants Act; and to which countries they have been deported.
§ Sir F. Soskice
A person may be deported under the Commonwealth Immigrants Act, 1962, only if he has been recommended for deportation by a court following his conviction of an offence punishable with imprisonment. Between 1st June, 1962, and 28th February, 1965, 699 orders were made under the Act for the deportation of offenders to the following countries:
Country Orders made Republic of Ireland 423 Aden 2 Australia 6 Barbados 9 British Guiana 27 Canada 10 Ceylon 1 Cyprus 16 Fiji 1 Gambia 3 Gibraltar 1 Hong Kong 4 India 4 Jamaica 99 Leeward and Windward Islands 26 Malta 26 Mauritius 1 New Zealand 3 Nigeria 7 Pakistan 9 Sierra Leone 3 Southern Rhodesia 1 Tanzania 1 Trinidad and Tobago 15 Turks Island 1 699