CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

HOME AFFAIRS – DEPORTATION SCANDAL – 26 April 2006

Dr Julian Lewis: Will the Home Secretary answer the specific question put to him by my Hon. Friend the Member for South Norfolk (Richard Bacon): has he issued specific instructions to the governors of prisons that no foreign nationals will be released without a check first being carried out as to whether they have been recommended for deportation? If he has not issued such instructions, why has he not done so?

[The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr Charles Clarke): The instruction has been issued that all such assessments should take place before the end of the sentence and release time. The effect is to achieve what the Hon. Gentleman set out.]