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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each police force (a) requested in recharge payments and (b) received in recharge payments from the Immigration Service where immigration officers authorised the detention of a suspected illegal immigrant, in each of the last three years for which figures are available. (202571)

The information is as follows:

(a) Details of recharge payments made to individual police forces are in the table.

(b) The information requested about recharge payments where immigration officers have authorised the detention of a suspected illegal immigrant could be obtained by the detailed examination of individual case records and only at disproportionate cost.

Police expenditure

Police authority

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Avon and Somerset

160

62

51

Bedfordshire Police

22

10

10

British Transport

12

10

0

Cambridgeshire Police

101

134

117

Central Scotland Police

0

0

8

Cheshire Police

104

61

8

Cleveland Police

94

39

39

Cumbria Police

1

5

1

Derbyshire Police

0

15

1

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

136

203

147

Dorset Police

95

152

147

Dumfries and Galloway Council

6

100

67

Durham Constabulary

23

0

0

Dyfed Powys Police

43

50

48

Essex Police Authority

96

86

34

Fife Council

0

0

2

Gloucestershire Police

30

12

7

Grampian Joint Police

13

12

11

Greater Manchester Police

187

216

206

Gwent Police Authority

55

42

25

Hampshire Constabulary

199

282

598

Hertfordshire Police

47

10

9

Humberside Police

63

35

53

Kent Police Authority

614

379

322

Lancashire Police

55

8

7

Leicestershire Police

43

29

2

Lincolnshire Police

92

193

71

Lothian and Borders

0

9

84

Merseyside Police

162

227

104

Metropolitan Police

2,997

2,886

3,665

Norfolk Police

6

2

1

North Wales Police

254

272

285

North Yorkshire Police

6

7

20

Northamptonshire Police

316

134

116

Northern Ireland Police

15

109

254

Northumbria Police

48

66

151

Nottinghamshire Police

18

72

62

Port of Tilbury

0

2

0

South Wales Police

252

133

152

South Yorkshire Police

44

56

91

Staffordshire Police

76

68

64

Strathclyde Police

0

6

88

Suffolk Police

1

0

1

Surrey Police

138

66

95

Sussex Police

442

224

173

Tayside Joint Police

0

0

17

Thames Valley Police

193

118

93

The Highland Council

5

1

2

Warwickshire Police

13

12

17

West Mercia Police

10

22

13

West Midlands Police

124

90

105

West Yorkshire Police

234

228

217

Wiltshire Constabulary

82

30

31

Total

7,728

6,884

7,892