HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c21W
Mr. Loveridge

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many aliens convicted of offences have, subsequent to their conviction, been recommended for deportation; and how many have been deported in each of the past 10 years.

Dr. Summerskill

The information is as follows:

Year Number of recommendations for deportation bycourts in respect of EEC and other non-Commonwealth nationals Number of EEC and other non-Commonwealth nationals deported following recommendations by courts
1966 113 46
1967 133 62
1968 182 70
1969 246 94
1970 302 129
1971 289 143
1972 320 132
1973 282 140
1974 370 118
1975 503 188

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. Many persons recommended for deportation were removed from the country under arrangements for supervised departure, without formal deportation. Others left the country voluntarily before a decision on a recommendation to deport could be reached.