462. Recommendation for deportation.

A person who is not a British citizen1 is liable to deportation from the United Kingdom2 if, after he has attained the age of 173, he is convicted of an offence for which he is punishable with imprisonment, and on his conviction he is recommended for deportation by a court empowered to do so4.

In considering whether to make a recommendation for deportation the court must first consider whether the offender's continued presence in the United Kingdom would be detrimental to the country5. A recommendation should be made only if there exists a genuine and sufficiently serious threat to the