Young Offenders: Foreigners

Home Department written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of prisoners in young offender institutions are foreign nationals, broken down by nationality.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

holding answer 14 March 2007

At the end of January 2007 8 per cent. of all prisoners held in young offender and juvenile institutions were foreign nationals. Information on their nationalities can be found in the following table.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Foreign national prisoners held within young offender and juvenile institutions as at 31 January 2007
Number
All(1) 690
Total other 1
Afghanistan 4
Albania 12
Algeria 5
Angola 5
Australia 1
Bangladesh 16
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2
Botswana 1
Bulgaria 1
Burundi 2
Cameroon, United Republic 2
Canada 1
Central African Republic 1
Chile 1
China 7
Columbia 4
Congo 10
Congo, Democratic Republic 9
Czech Republic 3
Dominican Republic 1
Ecuador 1
Estonia 4
Ethiopia 10
France 9
French Guyana 1
Gambia 3
Georgia 1
Germany 3
Ghana 3
Grenada 1
Guatemala 2
Guinea 2
Guyana 2
Hong Kong 1
India 6
Iran 14
Iraq 19
Irish Republic 39
Italy 2
Ivory Coast 6
Jamaica 85
Jordan 1
Kazakhstan 1
Kenya 4
Kuwait 1
Latvia 3
Lebanon 1
Liberia 2
Libya 1
Lithuania 6
Macedonia 2
Moldova 9
Montserrat 3
Morocco 1
Netherlands 11
Netherlands Antilles 2
New Zealand 1
Niger 1
Nigeria 33
Pakistan 24
Philippines 1
Poland 16
Portugal 16
Qatar 1
Romania 15
Russia 5
Rwanda 5
Saudi Arabia 6
Serbia and Montenegro 13
Sierre Leone 12
Somalia 78
South Africa 14
Spain 1
Sri Lanka 3
St. Lucia 2
Sudan 4
Sweden 2
Syrian Arab Republic 2
Tanzania 2
Thailand 1
Togo 1
Trinidad and Tobago 5
Turkey 10
Uganda 14
United Arab Emirates 1
United States of America 6
Venezuela 1
Vietnam 17
Zambia 1
Zimbabwe 19
(1) Where figures in the table have been rounded to the nearest whole number, the rounded components do not always add up to the totals which are calculated and rounded independently.

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