§ Mr. Norman Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of deportations he has authorised during the last 12 months for which statistics are available; and if he will classify them according to (a) those held in Pentonville prison, (b) those going voluntarily following the issuing of an order, (c) those ordered to do so by a court and (d) the number of British passport holders or British people going as dependants accompanying deported people.
§ Mr. Raison
The available information is as follows:
During the period 1 July 1978 to 30 June 1979 the number of deportation orders signed was 1,382, of which 588 followed the recommendation of a court.
The number of deportation orders enforced in the same period was 768, of which 487 followed the recommendation of a court.
The rest of the information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.