Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 1st May 2018.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of the 24 April to Question 136754, what the longest period is for a detainee to have been held; and how many and what proportion of released detainees were subsequently detained within (i) one month of their release and (ii) six months of their release.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office does not hold the information requested with regard to the proportion of released detainees who were subsequently detained within (i) one month of their release and (ii) six months of their release, in a reportable format. The information requested could only be supplied at disproportionate cost.

Data on length of detention is available in published figures from Immigration Statistics. The published data, which goes back to 2010 is broken down into quarters and is available within table dt_14 and can be accessed via the following link:

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

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