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, what the annual cost is of a migrant being (a) on an electronic monitoring device and (b) held in detention.

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

The estimated annual cost of a migrant being on an electronic monitoring device is £4968. The information provided is based on management information only and has not been subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics publications. These figures are provisional and are subject to change.

The average annual cost of a migrant being held in detention is £36,026 and this is based on an average cost of £98.70 per day per detainee.

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