Detention Centres: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 24th July 2018.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been held in immigration detention centres in the UK in each of the last eight years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office publish data on the number of children entering detention by year and quarter. The data is available in tables dt_02 and dt_02_q of the detention tables.

The latest available data are published in ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending March 2018’ at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/709326/detention-mar-2018-tables.ods

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