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Offenders: Foreign Nationals

Question for Home Office

UIN 225270, tabled on 24 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the preventative and early intervention measures trialled in the foreign national offenders action plan.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

2 March 2015

This government is the first to have a strategy to remove foreign national

Last year, this Government removed 5,097 foreign national offenders, and we
have removed over 22,000 FNOs since 2010. We have already removed over
500 foreign national offenders under the 'deport now, appeal later' provisions of the
Immigration Act which came into effect in July 2014. This is alongside FNOs
already being removed during their early removal scheme period. In 2013/14 we
removed more than 1,800 such FNOs.

Additionally we have introduced Operation Nexus, a joint endeavour between the
police and Immigration Enforcement officers, leading to the removal of over
3,200 individuals, joined the Schengen Information System (SIS II), extended
the use of checks of overseas criminal information and are working with the
Ministry of Justice to implement compulsory prisoner transfer agreements within
the EU.

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Home Office
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