Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 4th January 2016.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration detainees who are (a) foreign national offenders convicted of immigration offences, (b) foreign national offenders convicted of non-immigration offences and (c) other detainees were held in immigration detention for (i) 28 days or fewer, (ii) over 28 days but fewer than four months and (iii) over four months in the last year.

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

Holding answer received on 20 November 2015

The below table provides details of immigration detainees detained at the end of June 2015 and is taken from quarterly published national statistics:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2015/detention

Held 28 Days or Fewer

Over 28 Days But Fewer Than Four Months

Four to Six Months

Six to Twelve Months

Over Twelve Months

Foreign National Offenders

30% (263)

41% (365)

10% (84)

14% (123)

5% (49)

Other Detainees

58% (1502)

35% (899)

4% (114)

2% (62)

1% (27)

It is not possible to provide a break-down of foreign national offenders convicted of immigration offences and foreign national offenders convicted of non-immigration offences. Such data is not aggregated in national reporting systems, which would mean these questions could only be answered through a disproportionately expensive manual case search to collate the data.

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