Immigrants: Detainees

Home Department written question – answered on 16th January 2014.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Liberal Democrat, Brent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many different prisons individuals who are detained solely under immigration powers are currently detained.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 16 December 2013

Individuals detained solely under immigration powers are currently detained in 83 different England and Wales prisons, nine in Scotland and none in Northern Ireland giving a total for the UK of 92.


1. All figures quoted have been derived from management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.

2. The figures have been extracted from NOMS reports which are taken from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

3. Data generated on 9 December 2013.

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