Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 19th April 2018.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people living in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Lewisham have (i) been detained for immigration purposes and (ii) successfully appealed a Home Office decision to detain them for immigration purposes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The information requested could only be supplied at disproportionate cost.

Home Office data is not broken down by Parliamentary constituency or metropolitan borough. The latest data, which goes back to 2009, is published in ‘Immigration Statistics, October to December 2017’, and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/681703/detention-oct-dec-2017-tables.ods.

There is no process of appeal against detention decisions, but detainees are able to apply to a judge of the First-tier Tribunal for bail, as many times as they wish. They are also able to challenge the lawfulness of detention via judicial review or writ of habeas corpus.

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