Policy paper

Government response to the report on Deportation with Assurances (DWA)

The government response to David Anderson QC’s review of the framework of the UK’s Deportation with Assurances (DWA) policy.


Government response to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation report on deportation with assurances

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In November 2013, the then-Home Secretary asked David Anderson QC to conduct a review of the framework of the UK’s Deportation with Assurances (DWA) policy and to make recommendations on how the policy might be strengthened or improved, with particular emphasis on its legal aspects.

HMG is grateful to Mr Anderson for conducting his review. As the Prime Minister announced following the Manchester and London attacks, we are reviewing our counter terrorism laws more widely, including sentencing, to ensure that the police and intelligence agencies have the powers they need to keep the public safe. Deportation will remain one of the ways of doing this, and HMG considers that DWA remains appropriate in relevant cases.

Published 10 October 2018