Immigration: Detainees

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Dubs Lord Dubs Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many minors have been detained under immigration powers since 21 July 2010.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Jones Baroness Neville-Jones Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The requested information is not available. Data for children entering detention under Immigration Act powers for July 2010 to September 2010 will be available from 25 November 2010 when data for the third quarter of 2010 are published.

The Home Office publishes statistics on the number of children detained solely under Immigration Act powers on a quarterly and annual basis, which are available from the House Library and from the Home Office's research, development and statistics website at: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html.

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