Independent Monitoring Boards

Home Department written question – answered on 19th January 2006.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications were submitted to join the Independent Monitoring Board for each prison and immigration removal centre establishment in each of the last five years; what proportion were successful; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The information is provided in the following tables.

Applications and appointments made to IMBs in prisons in the last five years
Period Number of applications Number of appointments Percentage of appointed
Year ending 3 October:
2000–01 261 116 44.4
2001–02 189 79 41.8
2002–03 388 260 67
2003–04 336 275 81.8
2004–05 233 191 82
Last five years 1,407 921 65.5
Applications and appointments made to immigration removal centres in prisons in the last five years
Period Number of applications Number of appointments Percentage of appointed
Year ending 3 October:
2000–01 6 3 50
2001–02(33) 8 9 112.5
2002–03 7 7 100
2003–04 20 20 100
2004–05 14 10 71.4
Last five years 55 49 89.1

(33)Included a transfer.

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