Follow-on to question asked by Richard Burden (Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 14 July 2011, c459W))

Abdul Majeed made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

Having read the following question made to you by Richard Burden as follows,

"...Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) what discussions she has had with (a) representatives of foreign governments and (b) groups or organisations in the UK on the (i) admittance to and (ii) presence in the UK of Raed Salah;

(2) what allegations against Raed Salah she (a) considered and (b) investigated in determining her policy on her exclusion and deportation from the UK; and which of these allegations she considered to be well-founded;

(3) for what reasons she made her determination that Raed Salah should be (a) excluded and (b) deported from the UK on the grounds that his presence was not conducive to the public good.

Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 14 July 2011, c459W)..."

and your reply as follows:

"...Damian Green (Minister of State (Immigration), Home Office; Ashford, Conservative)

The Government do not routinely comment on individual exclusion cases but in this instance the Secretary of State for the Home Department, my right hon. Friend Mrs May, has considered it important to do so. Mr Salah has himself put details of his case into the public domain.

Raed Salah was excluded from the UK on 23 June as a result of numerous statements he had made, details of which were obtained from a variety of sources. Exclusion and deportation decisions are confidential to the individual concerned, and operationally sensitive, and it is not our practice to consult widely in making the decision or to inform others in a way which may breach that confidentiality. Both decisions were based on an assessment of whether Mr Salah had expressed views which fell within the scope of the Government's published unacceptable behaviours policy.

The Secretary of State concluded that Mr Salah had made a number of statements that were considered to be unacceptable behaviour..."

I do not believe you have answered the question, although it is well within your capabilities to do so.

THEREFORE, could you please answer the question originally asked with definitive and substantive, quantitative replies to each of its sub-parts.

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Majeed
Bradford, UK

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

Dear Abdul Majeed

Re: Follow-on to question asked by Richard Burden (Hansard source
(Citation: HC Deb, 14 July 2011, c459W) 80205

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