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Prisoners: Foreigners

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of (a) convicted and (b) remand prisoners in Northern Ireland were neither UK nor Irish citizens in 2007. (205936)

The average number of convicted prisoners recorded as neither UK nor Irish citizens in custody during 2007 was 16, or 1.75 per cent. of the average convicted prisoner population.

The average number of remand prisoners recorded as neither UK nor Irish citizens during 2007 was 40, or 7.5 per cent. of the average remand prisoner population.