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Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) families, (b) children under the age of 18 and (c) people over the age of 18 years were detained within Dungavel detention centre between 1 December and 31 December in each of the last five years. (241497)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: The number of families and children detained over the last five years between 1 December and 31 December are as follows:

2003: 16 families with 20 children

2004: 6 families with 10 children

2005: 6 families with 4 children

2006: 13 families with 28 children

2007: 3 families with 8 children

The number of individuals aged over 18 years detained between 1 December and 31 December over the last five years are as follows:

Number of individuals

2003

1

2004

1

2005

99

2006

143

2007

161

1 Data not available.