Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Belmont Lord Browne of Belmont DUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently in UK prisons are not EU citizens.

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

As at 31 March 2019, 5,153 Foreign National Offenders from non-EU countries were held in prisons in England and Wales (including the Prison Service run Immigration Removal Centre). As at 31 March 2019, the total prison population was 82,634 at which point prisoners from non-EU countries made up 6% of the total prison population.

The number of non-EU Foreign National Offenders held in prisons in Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for the devolved administrations.

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