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Home Detention Curfews: Foreigners

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people granted home detention curfew in the last 12 months were foreign nationals. (169632)

The latest available information relates to 2005. Of the 17,296 prisoners released on home detention curfew in 2005, there were 1,154 foreign nationals. This represented 7 per cent. of all releases on HOC.

Foreign national prisoners who are liable to deportation at the end of their sentence are not eligible for release on home detention curfew.

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.