Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 1st December 2014.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Liberal Democrat, Brent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation her Department has paid for unlawfully detaining individuals under immigration powers in each of the last five years.

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

Holding answer received on 21 November 2014

The amounts paid by the Home Office in compensation following claims for unlawful detention were as follows:

2011-12 £4.5 million

2012-13 £5.0 million

2013-14 £4.8 million

It is not possible to provide similar information for earlier periods, as data are not held in the appropriate format and to extract them would incur disproportionate cost.

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