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Prisoners: Foreigners

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many foreign nationals are being held on indeterminate sentences for public protection; (252840)

(2) how many foreign nationals being held on indeterminate sentences for public protection have completed their minimum tariff.

The National Offender Management Service in the process of completing an audit of prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection and who are recorded centrally as being a foreign national. This audit is scheduled to be completed by the end of February, and I will write to the hon. and learned Member, providing the data which he has requested and will place a copy of the letter in the Library.