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 capacity of the UK prison estate for the purposes of immigration control is.

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

A Service Level Agreement between the Home Office and the National Offender Management Service allows for 600 spaces in the prison estate to be used for those held under immigration powers. This can be adjusted at an operational level by mutual agreement.

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