Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral contribution of 24 July 2018 on detention, Official Report column 909, what extra data on immigration detention he plans to publish; and what the timetable is for the publication of that data.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

In November 2018, the Home Office published data on the number of deaths in the detention estate and absconds from the detention estate for the first time in its official Immigration Statistics. This data will continue to be published on an annual basis each August.

At the same time, the Home Office published data on pregnant women in detention and further breakdowns of data on reports made by a medical practitioner under Rule 35 for the first time in the Immigration Enforcement Transparency data. This data will continue to be published on a quarterly basis.

In February 2019, the Home Office also announced its intention to undertake a more extensive review of the published enforcement data and has invited initial user feedback on the current and future publication of enforcement data. The review will include a formal consultation, which will be launched this summer and will be used to inform any future publication plans.

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