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Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

House of Lords written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign national prisoners were detained in each prison in England and Wales on the latest date for which information is available, and how many such prisoners had completed their sentence.

Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

Table A as follows provides information on the foreign national prisoner population by establishment as at 30 June 2012. These figures are published quarterly in the Offender Management Statistics quarterly bulletin on the Ministry of Justice website.

As at Monday 8 October 2012, there were 557 immigration detainees held in prison and Table B provides the number held in each prison.

Table A: Foreign National Prisoner Population by Establishment (including those in NOMS operated Immigration Removal Centres), England and Wales, 30 June 2012
Establishment Foreign nationals
Males
Altcourse 38
Ashfield 28
Aylesbury 68
Bedford 92
Belmarsh 198
Birmingham 190
Blantyre House 2
Blundeston 40
Brinsford 56
Bristol 73
Brixton 83
Buckley Hall 6
Bullingdon 146
Bullwood Hall 212
Bure 68
Canterbury 294
Cardiff 38
Channings Wood 45
Chelmsford 82
Coldingley 30
Cookham Wood 14
Dartmoor 21
Deerbolt 6
Doncaster 103
Dorchester 15
Dovegate 77
Durham 33
Elmley (Sheppey cluster) 161
Erlestoke 13
Everthorpe 16
Exeter 21
Featherstone 47
Feltham 151
Ford 29
Forest Bank 50
Frankland 62
Full Sutton 73
Garth 66
Gartree 109
Glen Parva 79
Gloucester 27
Grendon / Spring Hill 20
Guys Marsh 47
Haverigg 40
Hewell (2) 157
High Down 190
Highpoint (North and South) 195
Hindley 13
Hollesley Bay 4
Holme House 51
Hull 52
Huntercombe 291
Isis (3) 108
Isle of Wight (4) 199
Kennet 3
Kingston 22
Kirkham 9
Kirklevington Grange 1
Lancaster Farms 19
Leeds 92
Leicester 58
Lewes 70
Leyhill 22
Lincoln 83
Lindholme 95
Littlehey 217
Liverpool 79
Long Lartin 86
Lowdham Grange 101
Maidstone 165
Manchester 111
Moorland / Hatfield 170
Mount 106
North Sea Camp 11
Northallerton 8
Northumberland (6) 8
Norwich 96
Nottingham 98
Onley 16
Oakwood 30
Parc 67
Pentonville 349
Peterborough (5) 105
Portland 34
Preston 28
Ranby 119
Reading 18
Risley 195
Rochester 63
Rye Hill 105
Shepton Mallet 14
Shrewsbury 16
Stafford 45
Standford Hill (Sheppey cluster) 26
Stocken 17
Stoke Heath 31
Sudbury 21
Swaleside (Sheppey cluster) 218
Swansea 19
Swinfen Hall 49
Thameside 155
Thorn Cross 3
Usk / Prescoed 20
Verne 249
Wakefield 64
Wandsworth 448
Warren Hill 17
Wayland 22
Wealstun 14
Wellingborough 76
Werrington 14
Wetherby 17
Whatton 37
Whitemoor 105
Winchester 50
Wolds 10
Woodhill 110
Wormwood Scrubs 407
Wymott 67
Total Male (excluding NOMS IRCs) 9,529
Females
Askham Grange 4
Bronzefield 112
Downview 91
Drake Hall 60
East Sutton Park 1
Eastwood Park 29
Foston Hall 26
Holloway 172
Low Newton 6
New Hall 20
Peterborough (5) 35
Send 24
Styal 34
Total Female (excluding NOMS IRCs) 614
NOMS Operated Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs)
Dover IRC 295
Haslar IRC 137
Morton Hall IRC (1) 286
Total IRCs 718
All establishments 10,861

(1) On 13 January 2011 the Secretary of State for Justice announced that HMP Morton Hall, will close (having previously been a female prison) and then re-open as an Immigration Removal Centre, holding immigration detainees on behalf of UKBA. On 16 May Morton Hall began operating as an Immigration Removal Centre.

(2) HMP Hewell was created by an amalgamation of the three former prisons, Blakenhurst, Brockhill and Hewell Grange on 25 June 2008; as of the 30 September 2011 the Brockhill site closed.

(3) HMP and YOI Isis, which opened on 28 July 2010, is sited within the perimeter wall of HMP Belmarsh.

(4) HMP Isle of Wight was created by an amalgamation of the three former prisons, Albany, Camp Hill and Parkhurst on 1 April 2009.

(5) Peterborough is a dual purpose prison for men and women.

(6) HMP Northumberland is the new name for Acklington and Castington.

Data Sources and Quality

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.

Table B: Number of immigration detainees held in prison on Monday 8 October 2012, by establishment
Prison Number of Immigration Detainees held on Monday 8 October
Altcourse 3
Ashfield 1
Aylesbury 1
Bedford 6
Belmarsh 15
Birmingham 10
Blundeston 3
Brinsford 3
Bristol 2
Bronzefield 3
Bullingdon 6
Bullwood Hall 13
Bure 4
Canterbury 6
Cardiff 2
Chelmsford 9
Dartmoor 1
Doncaster 11
Dorchester 5
Dovegate 4
Downview 1
Drake Hall 1
Durham 3
Elmley (Sheppey Cluster) 33
Exeter 1
Featherstone 1
Feltham 15
Forest Bank 5
Foston Hall 1
Full Sutton 1
Garth 2
Glen Parva 7
Gloucester 3
Guys Marsh 3
Hewell 9
High Down 21
Highpoint (North and South) 18
Holloway 12
Holme House 9
Hull 5
Huntercombe 1
Isis 4
Isle of Wight 1
Lancaster Farms 2
Leeds 8
Leicester 3
Lewes 6
Lincoln 17
Lindholme 3
Littlehey 23
Liverpool 7
Long Lartin 3
Maidstone 10
Manchester 3
Moorland / Hatfield 19
Mount 9
New Hall 2
Norwich 15
Nottingham 6
Oakwood 1
Parc 5
Pentonville 25
Peterborough 7
Portland 1
Preston 2
Ranby 6
Risley 19
Rochester 2
Rye Hill 1
Stafford 2
Stoke Heath 5
Styal 1
Swinfen Hall 1
Thameside 22
Usk / Prescoed 1
Verne 2
Wakefield 2
Wandsworth 21
Whatton 2
Winchester 4
Woodhill 14
Wormwood Scrubs 8
Wymott 2
Total 557

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