Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 25th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Belmont Lord Browne of Belmont DUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many current prisoners in England and Wales are (1) citizens of other EU member states, and (2) non-EU citizens.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

As at 30 June 2018, 9,066 Foreign National Offenders were held in prisons in England and Wales and the HM Prison and Probation Service run Immigration Removal Centre. Of these, 3,905 were from other Member States of the European Union (EU). The remaining 5,161 were from non-EU countries.

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