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Detention Centres: Families

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families have members currently held in different immigration removal centres. (256436)

We do not hold the data requested centrally and it could be provided only by checking and cross-referencing each case file individually, which would be at disproportionate cost.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families have one or more of their members currently held in an immigration removal centre. (256437)

As at 10 February 2008 there were 44 families detained in the UK Border Agency detention estate.