Asylum: Detainees

Home Department written question – answered on 1st September 2014.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcomes of detention by length of detention for women asylum seekers detained by her Department were in each of the last three years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Published figures on people detained in the United Kingdom solely under Immigration Act powers include those held in short term holding facilities, pre-departure accommodation and immigration removal centres. Figures exclude those held in police cells, Prison Service establishments, short term holding rooms at ports and airports (for less than 24 hours), and those recorded as detained under both criminal and immigration powers and their dependants. The following table shows the number of female detainees who had claimed asylum at some point, by reason for leaving detention and by length of detention for each of the last three years.

The Home Office publishes quarterly and annual statistics on the number of people detained in the United Kingdom for immigration purposes, within Immigration Statistics: January to March 2014, from the GOV.UK website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

Female asylum detainees leaving detention by reason and length of detention, 2011 - 2013
  Length of detention Total detainees Removed from the UK Granted leave to enter/remain Granted temporary admission/release Bailed Other
2011 Total 1,675 714 4 834 108 15
2011 A: 3 days or less 219 67 1 141 2 8
2011 B: 4 to 7 days 216 80 2 134 0 0
2011 C: 8 to 14 days 248 76 0 154 17 1
2011 D: 15 to 28 days 277 84 1 169 22 1
2011 E: 29 days to less than 2 months 347 172 0 132 41 2
2011 F: 2 months to less than 3 months 161 104 0 49 8 0
2011 G: 3 months to less than 4 months 73 49 0 17 6 1
2011 H: 4 months to less than 6 months 79 54 0 22 2 1
2011 I: 6 months to less than 12 months 46 24 0 15 6 1
2011 J: 12 months to less than 18 months 4 3 0 1 0 0
2011 K: 18 months to less than 24 months 3 0 0 0 3 0
2011 L: 24 months to less than 36 months 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011 M: 36 months to less than 48 months 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 N: 48 months or more 0 0 0 0 0 0
               
2012 Total 1,867 674 5 1,058 127 3
2012 A: 3 days or less 333 88 2 241 0 2
2012 B: 4 to 7 days 274 66 0 206 2 0
2012 C: 8 to 14 days 250 68 2 165 14 1
2012 D: 15 to 28 days 275 83 1 158 33 0
2012 E: 29 days to less than 2 months 381 166 0 165 50 0
2012 F: 2 months to less than 3 months 164 103 0 47 14 0
2012 G: 3 months to less than 4 months 77 38 0 33 6 0
2012 H: 4 months to less than 6 months 67 37 0 26 4 0
2012 I: 6 months to less than 12 months 37 18 0 17 2 0
2012 J: 12 months to less than 18 months 6 4 0 0 2 0
2012 K: 18 months to less than 24 months 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 L: 24 months to less than 36 months 2 2 0 0 0 0
2012 M: 36 months to less than 48 months 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 N: 48 months or more 0 0 0 0 0 0
               
2013 Total 2,012 632 23 1,245 93 19
2013 A: 3 days or less 353 53 2 289 1 8
2013 B: 4 to 7 days 292 42 0 248 1 1
2013 C: 8 to 14 days 219 43 6 158 11 1
2013 D: 15 to 28 days 291 46 5 211 22 7
2013 E: 29 days to less than 2 months 430 184 9 205 31 1
2013 F: 2 months to less than 3 months 214 138 1 68 7 0
2013 G: 3 months to less than 4 months 99 64 0 26 9 0
2013 H: 4 months to less than 6 months 75 46 0 23 6 0
2013 I: 6 months to less than 12 months 34 16 0 14 3 1
2013 J: 12 months to less than 18 months 3 0 0 1 2 0
2013 K: 18 months to less than 24 months 1 0 0 1 0 0
2013 L: 24 months to less than 36 months 1 0 0 1 0 0
2013 M: 36 months to less than 48 months 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N: 48 months or more 0 0 0 0 0 0
Notes: 1. Data from Q1 2012 onwards are provisional. 2. Asylum detainees: People detained solely under Immigration Act powers who are recorded as having sought asylum at some stage and may under record due to instances of detainees claiming asylum after the data extract date. 3. Length of detention definitions: 2 months, 61 days; 3 months, 91 days; 4 months, 122 days; 6 months, 182 days; 18 months, 547 days.

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