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Deportation: Jamaica

Question for Home Office

UIN 9708, tabled on 29 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will suspend charter flights to Jamaica pending the publication of the Windrush lessons learned review.

Answered on

5 March 2020

The planned Home Office charter flight to Jamaica is specifically for removing foreign national offenders with deportation orders in place. The Government, as obliged by law, has continued to remove foreign national offenders to Jamaica, some on charters and some on scheduled flights. It is incorrect to make a connection between these cases and Windrush.

Many of those have been convicted of very serious crimes – rape, attempted murder, sexual activity with a child and GBH.

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