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PM speaks on foreign criminals

23rd October 2014

The Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken out on the progress of bringing foreign criminals to justice

The Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken out on the progress of bringing foreign criminals to justice after a highly critical report that looks into the government’s handling of the issue was published. 

In a move that is set to be of interest to individuals who hold top lawyer jobs across the country, Cameron stated that “the buck does stop with me, but I wouldn’t mind a bit of cross-party support for the actions we need to take.” This was said in reference to the issue of deporting foreign national offenders, of which Cameron stated that 22,000 have been deported since he came into power.

The report in question from the National Audit Office uncovered that up to £1bn of public money was used last year in the management and deportation of foreign criminals from Britain, and that a high proportion of foreign criminals, 760 out of 4,200, had fled. This includes 58 so-called “high harm” individuals being reported missing since 2010, according to the Guardian.

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