To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the prisons or detention centres at which Sri Lankan Tamils are being held while their application for asylum is being considered. 
Information for Sir Lankan Tamils is not recorded separately. As at 17 October 1995, all Sri Lankan nationals detained pending consideration of their applications for asylum were held at the immigration detention centre, Campsfield house.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the longest period to date that a Sri Lankan Tamil has been held in custody pending a decision on their application for asylum. 
The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.