The requested information is not available as figures on persons entering detention have been published only since the beginning of 2009. The attached table shows the number of children who entered detention, solely under Immigration Act powers, between January 2009 and June 2010.
|Children entering detention (1)(2)(M) held solely under Immigration Act powers, by place of initial detention, (excluding Harwich), 2009-Q2 2010 (3)(4)|
|Number of children|
|Children entering detention|
|Place of initial detention||2009||Q1 2010||Q2 2010|
|Oakington Reception Centre||35||5||5|
|Dover Immigration Removal Centre||*||-||-|
|UK Border Agency Short Term Holding Facilities|
|Colnbrook Short Term||10||*||-|
(1) 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.
(2) Figures for children will overstate if any applicants aged 18 or over claim to be younger.
(3) 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.
(4) Figures include dependants.
(M) Management information