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Foreigners: Prisoners

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners were held under immigration detention powers were held (a) in prison and (b) on the immigration removal estate on 1 August 2009. (290907)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: As at 1 August 2009 there were approximately 1,800 foreign national offenders detained under immigration powers who had completed their sentence and were awaiting deportation. Around 500 of those were detained under immigration powers in Her Majesty's prisons.