§ Mr. Douglas-Mann
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement concerning the factors taken into account when exercising the powers conferred by paragraph 40(ii) of the Immigration Rules (H.C. 82);
(2) in how many cases the powers conferred by paragraph 40(ii) of the Immigration Rules (H.C. 82) have been exercised in the periods from the date when the Act came into force on 28th February 1974, and from 1st March 1974 to the present time.
§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
The numbers of people deported from the United Kingdom on the ground that the Secretary of State deemed deportation to be conducive to the public good were as follows:
- 1st January 1973–28th February 1974—26
- 1st March 1974–23rd January 1975—27
Most of these were cases in which, after conviction of a criminal offence, the court decided to leave the question of deportation to the Immigration Appeal Tribunal and the Secretary of State. As to the factors taken into account in considering these cases, I would refer my hon. Friend to paragraph 50 of H.C. 82 (Statement of Immigration Rules for Control After 440W Entry: EEC and Other Non-Commonwealth Nationals). Generally, the considerations taken into account in cases of deportation are set out in paragraphs 45 and 47 of H.C. 82.