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Detention Centres: Death

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people died while being held in an immigration removal centre in each of the last five years, broken down by cause of death. (256438)

In the last five years there have been a total of seven deaths of detainees held in the UK Border Agency removal centres; there have been no deaths in 2009 to date.

Number of deaths

2004

4

2005

2

2006

1

2007

0

2008

0

Note:

Six deaths were as a result of suicide and one, in 2004, from natural causes.