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Prisoners Release: Foreigners

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were released from prisons in each of the last 10 years. (278427)

The following table shows the number of discharges of adult and young adult foreign national prisoners from completed determinate sentences between 1999 and 2007. Data have been rounded to the nearest 100.

Number of FNP discharges

1999

4,300

2000

4,400

2001

4,700

2002

5,200

2003

6,200

2004

7,100

2005

7,400

2006

7,700

2007

8,100

Improved data quality in the last year means that these data differ from previously released information. Data on all discharges will be published in the summer in Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2008. Data for 1997 and 1998 are not available.

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.