HC Deb 18 October 1976 vol 917 cc262-3W
Mr. Macfarlane

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recommendations for deportation have been made in each of the past 10 years, and up to September 1976; and how many people have been deported.

Dr. Summerskill

The information given below, which relates to recommendations for deportation by courts, is not entirely in the form requested; additional information could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.

Year Number of recommendations for deportation by courts Number of deportation orders made following court recommendations
1966 569 300
1967 531 321
1968 659 346
1969 764 479
1970 793 496
1971 824 498
1972 809 482
1973 677 423
1974 638 284
1975 875 361
1976 775 341
(to 31st August)

Deportation orders may be made in a particular calendar year following court recommendations made earlier.

I would remind the hon. Member that deportation may take place otherwise than on the recommendation of a court. In addition, persons recommended for deportation may be removed from the country under arrangements for supervised departure, without formal deportation. Others leave the country voluntarily before a decision on a recommendation to deport is reached.