According to the Public Accounts Committee, foreign inmates within UK prisons are not being deported quickly enough to help cut the cost to taxpayers, or reduce overcrowding within UK prisons.
Previously, the government have stated that they are committed to reducing the number of foreign prisoners within UK prisons, and that reducing the number would remain a top priority.
However, the chair of the Public Accounts Committee have suggested that the government’s record of reducing the number of foreign inmates in UK prisons remains “frustratingly poor”, with figures showing that between 2009 and 2012 the number of foreign criminals being deported reduced.
The Public Accounts Committee have also suggested that the number foreign prisoners within UK prisons account for nearly 15 percent of all prisoners within the UK, and cost the taxpayer an estimated £300 million each year.
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