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Immigration Act 1971

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Removal of persons liable to deportation

1(1)Where a deportation order is in force against any person, the Secretary of State may give directions for his removal to a country or territory specified in the directions being either—

(a)a country of which he is a national or citizen ; or

(b)a country or territory to which there is reason to believe that he will be admitted.

(2)The directions under sub-paragraph (1) above may be either—

(a)directions given to the captain of a ship or aircraft about to leave the United Kingdom requiring him to remove the person in question in that ship or aircraft; or

(b)directions given to the owners or agents of any ship or aircraft requiring them to make arrangements for his removal in a ship or aircraft specified or indicated in the directions ; or

(c)directions for his removal in accordance with arrangements to be made by the Secretary of State.

(3)In relation to directions given under this paragraph, paragraphs 11 and 16(4) of Schedule 2 to this Act shall apply, with the substitution of references to the Secretary of State for references to an immigration officer, as they apply in relation to directions for removal given under paragraph 8 of that Schedule.

(4)The Secretary of State, if he thinks fit, may apply in or towards payment of the expenses of or incidental to the voyage from the United Kingdom of a person against whom a deportation order is in force, or the maintenance until departure of such a person and his dependants, if any, any money belonging to that person ; and except so far as they are paid as aforesaid, those expenses shall be defrayed by the Secretary of State.

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