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Prisoners: Foreigners

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many foreign national prisoners were imprisoned at the latest available date, broken down by (a) European Union nationals, (b) non-European Union nationals and (c) other nationals; and what percentage of all prisoners are foreign nationals. (146123)

The requested information is contained in the following table.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Population in prison by nationality: England and Wales: 30 April 2007

Nationality

Total

Percentage

Population in prison by nationality

All nationalities

80,261

100

UK nationals

68,124

85

Foreign nationals

11,231

14

Not recorded

905

1

Foreign national population in prison

All foreign nationals

11,231

100

European Union nationals

2,441

22

Non-European Union nationals

8,790

78

Sources:

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems. Care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, but the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system, and so although shown to the last individual, the figure may not be accurate to that level.

Foreign national population in prison by nationalityEngland and Wales 30 April 2007

Nationality

Total

Total Africa

3,254

Angola

84

Burundi

less than 50

Dahomey (Benin)

less than 50

Botswana

less than 50

Ivory Coast

less than 50

Central African Republic

less than 50

Congo

111

Cameroon, United Republic

less than 50

Cape Verde

less than 50

Algeria

193

Egypt

less than 50

Ethiopia

less than 50

Ghana

207

Gambia

less than 50

Guinea

less than 50

Equatorial Guinea

less than 50

Guinea/Bissau

less than 50

Kenya

64

Liberia

less than 50

Libya

less than 50

Morocco

50

Mali

less than 50

Mauritania

less than 50

Mauritius

less than 50

Malawi

less than 50

Mozambique

less than 50

Namibia

less than 50

Niger

less than 50

Nigeria

1,061

Rwanda

less than 50

Seychelles

less than 50

Sudan

less than 50

Sierre Leone

97

Senegal

less than 50

Somalia

356

Swaziland

less than 50

Chad

less than 50

Togo

less than 50

Tunisia

less than 50

Tanzania

less than 50

Uganda

95

Western Sahara

less than 50

South Africa

210

Zambia

less than 50

Congo, Democratic Republic

less than 50

Zimbabwe

194

Total Asia

1,872

Bangladesh

167

Burma

less than 50

China

312

Hong Kong

less than 50

Indonesia

less than 50

India

315

Japan

less than 50

Korea Republic of (Sth)

less than 50

Sri Lanka

169

Mongolia

less than 50

Malaysia

less than 50

Philippines

less than 50

Pakistan

419

Singapore

less than 50

Thailand

less than 50

East Timor (Portuguese)

less than 50

Taiwan (Nationalist Chinese)

less than 50

Vietnam

406

Total Central and South America

379

Argentina

less than 50

Bolivia

less than 50

Brazil

92

Belize

less than 50

Chile

less than 50

Columbia

124

Costa Rica

less than 50

Ecuador

less than 50

French Guyana

less than 50

Guatemala

less than 50

Guyana

less than 50

Honduras

less than 50

Mexico

less than 50

Panama

less than 50

Peru

less than 50

Paraguay

less than 50

Surinam

less than 50

El Salvador

less than 50

Venezuela

less than 50

Total Europe

3,135

EU countries

2,441

Austria

less than 50

Belgium

less than 50

Bulgaria

less than 50

Cyprus

50

Czech Republic

less than 50

Denmark

less than 50

Estonia

less than 50

Finland

less than 50

France

170

Germany

129

Greece

less than 50

Hungary

less than 50

Irish Republic

653

Italy

106

Latvia

less than 50

Lithuania

191

Malta

less than 50

Netherlands

132

Poland

312

Portugal

183

Romania

150

Slovakia

less than 50

Slovenia

less than 50

Spain

67

Sweden

less than 50

Non EU European countries

694

Albania

148

Armenia

less than 50

Azerbijan

less than 50

Bosnia-Hercegovina

less than 50

Croatia

less than 50

Switzerland

less than 50

Georgia

less than 50

Gibraltar

less than 50

Kazakhstan

less than 50

Kyrgystan

less than 50

Moldova

less than 50

Macedonia

less than 50

Serbia and Montenegro

94

Norway

less than 50

San Marino

less than 50

Russia

113

Turkey

225

Uzbekistan

less than 50

Total Middle East

669

United Arab Emirates

less than 50

Afghanistan

95

Bahrain

less than 50

Iran

194

Israel

less than 50

Iraq

264

Jordan

less than 50

Kuwait

less than 50

Lebanon

less than 50

Oman

less than 50

Qatar

less than 50

Saudi Arabia

less than 50

Syrian Arab Republic

less than 50

Yemen, Republic of

less than 50

Total North America

130

Canada

less than 50

United States of America

103

Total Oceania

51

Australia

less than 50

Fiji

less than 50

French Southern Territories

less than 50

Kiribati

less than 50

New Zealand

less than 50

Papua New Guinea

less than 50

Total Other

8

West Indies

1,733

Aruba

less than 50

Anguilla

less than 50

Netherlands Antilles

less than 50

Barbados

less than 50

Bermuda

less than 50

Bahamas

less than 50

Cuba

less than 50

Dominica

less than 50

Dominican Republic

less than 50

Grenada

less than 50

Haiti

less than 50

Jamaica

1,464

St Lucia

less than 50

Montserrat

less than 50

St Christopher & Nevis

less than 50

Trinidad and Tobago

91

St Vincent & The Grenadines

less than 50

Note:

For reasons of confidentiality and data integrity numbers under 50 are not shown

Sources:

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems. Care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, but the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system, and so although shown to the last individual, the figure may not be accurate to that level.