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Prisoners: Foreigners

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of prisoners in Northern Ireland are foreign nationals, broken down by nationality. (170462)

As of 3 December 2007, the total prisoner population in Northern Ireland prisons was 1,467. Of these 71 were foreign national prisoners which equates to 4.8 per cent.

The following table provides a breakdown of all foreign national prisoners by nationality.

Nationality

Number

Lithuanian

11

Polish

9

Chinese

5

Nigerian

5

Portuguese

6

Romanian

4

Brazilian

3

Canadian

1

German

2

Latvian

3

Liberian

2

South African

2

Zimbabwean

2

Algerian

1

American

1

Argentinean

1

Australian

1

Belgian

1

Danish

2

Dutch

1

French

1

Ghanaian

1

Moroccan

1

Rwandan

1

Sierra Leonean

1

Slovakian

1

Slovenian

1

Ugandan

1