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Foreign Prisoners

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) drugs offences and (b) other criminal offences were discovered between 1 January and 1 August 2006 in (i) Colnbrook, (ii) Yarl's Wood, (iii) Harmondsworth, (iv) Campsfield House, (v) Dover, (vi) Dungavel, (vii) Haslar, (viii) Lindholme, (ix) Oakington and (x) Tinsley House immigration detention centres. (90833)

In relation to drug offences and other criminal offences within Immigration Removal Centres during the period 1 January to 1 August 2006: (i) there have been five drug offences and five other criminal offences at Colnbrook; (ii) Yarl's Wood has had no instances of either type of offence; (iii) Harmondsworth has had 10 drug offences and 30 other offences; (iv) Campsfield House has had no such offences; (v) Dover has had no drug offences and one other criminal case; (vi) Dungavel has had no drug offences but one other offence; (vii) Haslar has had no offences of either type; (viii) Lindholme has had no drug offences but two criminal offences; (ix) Oakington has had no offences of either type and (x) Tinsley House has also had no offences of either type. Overall there was a total of 15 drug offences and 39 other criminal offences.

Centre

Drug offence

Other offence

Colnbrook

5

5

Yarl's Wood

0

0

Harmondsworth

10

30

Campsfield House

0

0

Dover

0

1

Dungavel

0

1

Haslar

0

0

Lindholme

0

2

Oakington

0

0

Tinsley House

0

0

Total

15

39