Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (308, 309)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

308. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of children that received deportation orders in each of the past five years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29874/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

309. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of children successful in receiving humanitarian leave to remain in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29875/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 308 and 309 together.

The information requested by the Deputy in respect of the last five years is set out in the following table:

Year

Numbers of children granted *humanitarian leave to remain

Numbers of children in respect of whom a Deportation Order was made

2014

336

44

2015

638

52

2016

278

109

2017

83

88

2018

152

92

 * humanitarian leave to remain is a term sometimes used to describe the nature of permission granted where a decision is taken to not make a Deportation Order under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).

In deciding whether to make a deportation process or not, family units are examined together and full consideration is given to all aspects of the case, including rights under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).