Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 17th November 2014.

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Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood Conservative, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been held in immigration removal centres have been released on bail in each of the last four years.

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

There were 1,596 detainees released on bail on leaving detention in 2010, 1,820 in 2011, 1,944 in 2012 and 1,707 in 2013.

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 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:

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

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