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Prisoners: Foreigners

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which five nationalities are most represented among the foreign prisoners being held in British gaols; and how many are held at each. (150832)

Figures showing (i) the foreign nationalities which were the most represented in prison establishments in England and Wales and (ii) the numbers of foreign national prisoners held in each prison establishment at the end of April 2007 is set out in the following tables:

Number

Jamaica

1,464

Nigeria

1,061

Irish Republic

653

Pakistan

419

Vietnam

406

Corresponding figures for prison establishments in Scotland and Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the Scottish Executive and the Northern Ireland Prison Service respectively.

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.

Foreign national prisoners held in prison establishments in England and Wales, April 2007

Prison establishment

Foreign national prisoners

Total

11,231

Altcourse

52

Askham Grange

1

Acklington

1

Albany

52

Ashfield

1

Ashwell

81

Aylesbury

83

Belmarsh

246

Buckley Hall

1

Blundeston

89

Bedford

101

Blantyre House

1

Brockhill

1

Bristol

54

Birmingham

195

Bullingdon

128

Brinsford

1

Blakenhurst

136

Bullwood Hall

164

Brixton

242

Bronzfield

160

Chelmsford

123

Cardiff

64

Camp Hill

76

Cookham Wood

1

Coldingly

88

Castington

1

Channings Wood

1

Canterbury

257

Dartmoor

1

Dovegate

106

Drake Hall

59

Durham

57

Doncaster

109

Dorchester

1

Deerbolt

1

Dover

345

Downview

114

Erlestoke

54

Standford Hill

1

East Sutton Park

1

Everthorpe

1

Eastwood Park

1

Exeter

1

Elmley

173

Forest Bank

88

Ford

1

Foston Hall

1

Frankland

1

Feltham

181

Full Sutton

1

Featherstone

1

Garth

1

Gloucester

1

Guys Marsh

69

Grendon (Spring Hill)

1

Glen Parva

54

Gartree

1

Hollesley Bay (Warren Hill)

1

Huntercombe

52

Moorland Open

1

Hewell Grange

1

Holme House

1

Hindley

1

Hull

66

Highdown

176

Highpoint South

187

Haslar

154

Haverigg

1

Holloway

155

Kirkham

1

Kirklevington

1

Lancaster

1

Leicester

76

Leeds

71

Lancaster Farms

1

Lowdham Grange

83

Lindholme

135

Lincoln

1

Long Lartin

79

Latchmere House

1

Low Newton

1

Liverpool

74

Littlehey

120

Lewes

82

Leyhill

1

Moorland

1

Morton Hall

220

Manchester

187

Maidstone

134

Mount

300

Edmunds Hill

63

New Hall

1

Nottingham

57

Northallerton

1

North Sea Camp

1

Norwich

87

Onley

69

Peterborough

124

Portland

73

Parkhurst

77

Preston

1

Parc

52

Kingston (Portsmouth)

1

Pentonville

403

Rochester

1

Reading

1

Rye Hill

120

Ranby

73

Risley

69

Send

1

Stafford

1

Stoke Heath

1

Stocken

57

Swaleside

168

Shepton Mallet

1

Swinfen Hall

1

Styal

1

Sudbury

1

Swansea

1

Shrewsbury

1

Thorn Cross

1

Usk (Prescoed)

1

Verne

386

Wellingborough

128

Winchester

74

Wakefield

53

Wealstun

1

Woodhill

125

Warren Hill

1

Wayland

118

Wymott

1

Werrington

1

Wolds

1

Whitemoor

57

Wormwood Scrubs

561

Whatton

70

Wandsworth

426

Wetherby

1

1 Less than 50.