HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 cc167-8W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what is the annual cost of removal of illegal entrants;

(2) what is the average cost of enforcing a deportation order.

Mr. Waddington

In the financial year 1984–85 the total cost of travel arrangements for all those removed from the United Kingdom at public expense was just over £850,000. I regret that it is not possible to divide this figure so as to show separately the costs of travel arrangements for those removed as illegal entrants, as the subject of deportation orders, and as passengers refused leave to enter. Arrangements have already been made to enable this information to be available for future periods. Figures for costs, other than travel costs, could not be obtained without disproportionate expense.

Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people have been deported during each of the last 10 years on each of the grounds of national security, good international relations or for other such reasons; and in each case what was their nationality;

(2) how many persons deported on grounds of national security, good international relations of for other such reasons have sought in the last 10 years to have their deportation orders revoked; and what was the outcome in each case.

Mr. Hurd

In 1977 two United States citizens were deported on grounds of national security. Between 1976 and 1983 there were no other deportations on the grounds specified in the question. The figures for 1984 and 1985 are as follows:

1984 1985
Algeria 2
Bahrain 8
Iran 2
Libya 15 4
Morocco 1
Sudan 1
Syria 4
Yugoslavia 1
21 17

The grounds for deportation were as follows:

1984 1985
National security 6 14
Relations with another country 7
Other reasons of a political nature 8 3

In one case application has been made for revocation of an order; it was refused.