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Prisoners: Zimbabwe

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Zimbabwean nationals are being held in prison. (269492)

At the end of December 2008, there were 208 Zimbabwean prisoners held in prison establishments in England and Wales. This includes those being held on remand and those serving sentences. This information can be found in the following Ministry of Justice website at:

where the information on foreign national prisoners is updated quarterly.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.