270. Detention prior to automatic deportation.

270.     Detention prior to automatic deportation.

A person who has served a period of imprisonment may be detained under the authority of the Secretary of State while the Secretary of State considers whether the provision relating to automatic deportation of foreign criminals1 applies and, where the Secretary of State thinks that it does, pending the making of the deportation order2. Where an automatic deportation order is made3 the Secretary of State must exercise the power of detention4 unless the person is granted immigration bail5. A pregnant woman against whom an automatic deportation