The same law applies as did under the Labour Government, yet the Home Secretary is deporting almost 1,000 fewer foreign criminals - Bryant

3 January 2013

Chris BryantChris Bryant MP, Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister, in response to the number of foreign national offenders living in the community, said:

“Instead of looking for legalistic excuses, it is time David Cameron finally woke up to his Government's incompetence. Exactly the same law applies as did under the Labour Government, yet the Home Secretary is deporting almost 1,000 fewer foreign criminals than the Labour Government deported.

"That is a fall from 5,528 foreign national criminals deported in Labour's final year to 4,649 deported in the first full year of this Tory-led Government. Almost 1,000 extra foreign criminals on our streets thanks to the Government taking its eye off the ball. People want action on this, not yet another excuse."