§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how long Raghbir Singh has been detained; for what reason he has been detained; what recourse to appeal he has against his detention; and if he will make a statement. 435W
§ Mr. Howard
Raghbir Singh has been detained since 29 March 1995, when he was served with a notice of intention that he should be deported on the ground that his deportation would be conducive to the public good for reasons of national security.
The lawfulness of my decision to detain Mr. Singh under Immigration Act powers and to initiate deportation action against him has been the subject of judicial review proceedings before both the High Court and the Court of Appeal. On both occasions, the courts concluded that the action was lawful.