Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been held in UK immigration detention centres for over two months in 2018.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

Information on the number of people in detention, by length of detention is available in table dt_12_q of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending March 2018’, available from the website at: Table dt_12_q has also been attached for ease of reference.

People in detention by length of detention

As at end of quarter

Length of detention

Total detainees

2018 Q1



2018 Q1

A: 3 days or less


2018 Q1

B: 4 to 7 days


2018 Q1

C: 8 to 14 days


2018 Q1

D: 15 to 28 days


2018 Q1

E: 29 days to less than 2 months


2018 Q1

F: 2 months to less than 3 months


2018 Q1

G: 3 months to less than 4 months


2018 Q1

H: 4 months to less than 6 months


2018 Q1

I: 6 months to less than 12 months


2018 Q1

J: 12 months to less than 18 months


2018 Q1

K: 18 months to less than 24 months


2018 Q1

L: 24 months to less than 36 months


2018 Q1

M: 36 months to less than 48 months


2018 Q1

N: 48 months or more


Table dt_12_q (Excel SpreadSheet, 47.52 KB)

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