HC Deb 23 December 1976 vol 923 cc269-70W
Miss Maynard

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been deported from Great Britain under Section 3(5)(b) of the Immigration Act 1971 for any reason whatever; what were the names and nationalities of such persons; and for what reason they were deported.

Dr. Summerskill

116 people have been deported under Section 3(5)(b) of the Immigration Act 1971 since it came into force on 1st January 1973. It would not accord with normal practice to disclose names.

The countries of origin of the persons deported were: Argentine, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, United States, Zaire.

The reason for deportation in each case could not be provided without disproportionate costs. However, I can say that in none of these cases was the decision to deport taken on grounds of national security or any of the other reasons to which Section 15(3) of the Immigration Act 1971 applies.