Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 and over who have been detained in immigration removal centres (IRCs) in England and Wales are missing having left the premises without permission from each IRC.

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

No detainees absconded from the detention estate located in England and Wales in 2013, the latest year for which figures have been published.

The Home Office publishes quarterly and annual statistics on the number of people detained in the United Kingdom for immigration purposes, within

Immigration Statistics: April – June 2014, from the GOV.UK website:

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