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Offenders: Deportation

Justice written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many foreign national prisoners who had served their sentence but were awaiting deportation were in the prison system on 31 July (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013;

(2) how many foreign national prisoners who had served their sentence but were awaiting deportation were in HM Prison (a) Brixton, (b) Wandsworth, (c) Feltham, (d) Isis, (e) Wormwood Scrubs, (f) Pentonville and (g) Belmarsh on 31 July (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government is committed to increasing the removal of Foreign National Offenders (FNOs) in our prisons. The proportion of FNOs serving sentences in prison remains broadly stable. The following table shows the number of Immigration detainees held in prison at the beginning of August in 2010; 2011; 2012; and 2013.

  2 August 2010 1 August 2011 6 August 2012 5 August 2013
Total number of immigration detainees held in prison estate 536 491 625 916
Of which: held in        
Belmarsh 8 14 7 10
Brixton 10 19 1 13
Feltham 3 5 14 14
Isis (1)0 1 5 6
Pentonville 15 12 25 55
Wandsworth 39 45 25 49
Wormwood Scrubs 15 £5 22 31
(1) Isis opened in July 2010

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