Clause 28

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality) 4:30 pm, 15th March 2007

Obviously, we need to distinguish the stock and the flow. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for helping me to clarify that point. The stock of foreign national prisoners is about 10,000, but what I said on Second Reading was that there would be about 4,500 considerations each year. Obviously, some people will be locked up for much longer and that figure will not always be appropriate.