The requested information is not available. The following table shows the number of persons entering detention in each of the last 12 months for which figures have been published.
Information on detention relating to the second quarter 2010 will be available in the Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary, United Kingdom, April-June 2010 on
I recently announced a review into the detention of children for asylum purposes so it can be brought to an end this summer. We have already ended the overnight detention of children at Dungavel.
|Persons entering detention( 1, 2) he ld solely under Immigration Act powers, by age( 3) , (excluding Harwich), by month April 2009 to March 2010( 4, 5) United Kingdom|
|Number of persons|
|Persons entering detention|
|Total detainees||Adults( 3)||Under 5 years||5-11 years||12-16 years||16 years||Total|
|(1) These figures are based on management information and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics. They are provisional and maybe subject to change. |
(2) Some detainees may be recorded more than once if, for example, the person has been detained on more than one separate occasion in the time period shown, such as a person who has left detention, but has subsequently been re-detained.
(3) Recorded age at the start of their period of detention. Figures for children will overstate if any applicants aged 18 or over claim to be younger.
(4) Figures rounded to the nearest 5 ('-' = 0, * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding. Figures exclude persons recorded as entering Harwich Short Term Holding Facility, police cells and Prison Service establishments, those recorded as detained under both criminal and immigration powers and their dependants.
(5) Figures include dependants.