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Immigrants: Criminal Records

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals being held in immigration detention centres have (a) British and (b) foreign criminal records; and for which categories of crimes. (154934)

[holding answer 10 September 2007]: The information requested could be obtained only by conducting police national computer checks and liaising with foreign governments for all individuals held in immigration detention centres which would incur a disproportionate cost.