Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total annual cost to the public purse has been of compensation paid to people who have been inappropriately held in immigration detention centres since 2010.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office wrote to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 25 June 2018 detailing information relating to wrongful detention compensation claims. A copy of the response can be found here: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/home-affairs/Correspondence-17-19/180625_Permanent_Secretary_Immigration%20Enforcement.pdf

For FY17/18 figure, please refer to the HO Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18 page 97, link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/727179/6_4360_HO_Annual_report_WEB.PDF

For FYs 2010/11 and 2011/12, the Home Office does not hold the information in the format requested. Our ledger will not allow us to provide this level of detail for those Financial Years.

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