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Oakington Immigration Removal Centre

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees (a) with and (b) without a criminal condition there are in Immigration Removal Centre Oakington. (244585)

Oakington removal centre holds up to 408 detainees, foreign national ex-prisoners make up on average around one quarter of the centre’s population. Local management information shows that on 14 December 2008 there were 103 foreign national ex-prisoners in Oakington.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the male detainees in Immigration Removal Centre Oakington have family members being held in another immigration removal centre. (244586)

We do not hold the data requested centrally.

However, it is the UK Border Agency’s policy to keep family members together.