Detention Centres

Home Office written question – answered on 28th January 2016.

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Photo of Gavin Robinson Gavin Robinson Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was to the public purse of immigration holding and removal centres in each of the last three years.

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

Holding answer received on 18 January 2016

Detention costs are published in the Home Office Annual Report and Accounts, copies of which are available from the Vote Office

Costs (£,000):

2014-15 £136,926

2013-14 £143,549

2012-13 £132,696

Included in this figure are the accommodation costs - building, staff, catering, bedding – for the services provided under both private contracts and by Central Government. Also included are the cost of holding individuals in police cells, where an individual is subsequently transferred to Immigration Enforcement.

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