Detention Centres

Home Department written question – answered on 7th April 2005.

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Photo of Ms Annabelle Ewing Ms Annabelle Ewing Spokesperson (Social Security (SNP Shadow Scottish Minister); Education & Skills; Home Office; Law Officers; Work & Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places there were in each detention centre in each year since 1997; and what occupation rates were in each centre.

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Minister of State (Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism), Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality)

The number of spaces and occupancy rates, where applicable, on 31 December each year since 1997 for each removal centre are as follows:

Removal centre Spaces Detained
Campsfield House
1998 (38) (38)
1999 184 182
2000 184 176
2001 184 166
2002 184 158
2003 184 120
2004 184 130
Colnbrook
2004 296 220
Dover
2002 216 194
2003 316 307
2004 316 197
Dungavel
2001 148 30
2002 148 65
2003 148 84
2004 192 82
Harmondsworth
2001 550 201
2002 550 206
2003 335 306
2004 501 408
Haslar
1997 160 123
1998 160 111
1999 160 159
2000 160 120
2001 160 141
2002 160 122
2003 160 133
2004 160 122
Lindholme
2000 112 111
2001 112 99
2002 112 95
2003 112 95
2004 112 88
Oakington
2000 360 270
2001 360 256
2002 360 49
2003 360 165
2004 360 192
Tinsley House
1996–2000 (39) (39)
2001 146 143
2002 146 87
2003 146 110
2004 146 113
Yarl's Wood
2001 (40) (40)
2002 (41) (41)
2003 60 57
2004 120 112

(38)No longer held.

(39)Currently unavailable.

(40)Not available due to fire in February 2002.

(41)Not available—centre closed.

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