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Asylum: Democratic Republic of Congo

Home Department written question – answered on 23rd February 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Democratic Republic of Congo nationals are being held in detention pending possible deportation; and how many were being so held in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (also in the Home Office), Home Office, Minister of State (also in the Home Office), HM Treasury

As at 11 February there were 33 Democratic Republic of Congo nationals being held in immigration detention pending their removal from the UK.

Numbers for those held in each of the last 12 months is not recorded centrally and could be provided only by checking individual records which would be at disproportionate cost.

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