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House of Commons Hansard
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Terrorism: Detainees
23 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals are being detained in the UK under anti-terrorist legislation. [323378]

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[holding answer 22 March 2010]: The only anti-terrorism legislation in the UK which provides for the detention of individuals is section 41 of and schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000. This provides for persons arrested as terrorist suspects to be detained pre-charge (for up to a maximum of 28 days). The Home Office does not hold statistics on how many foreign nationals are, or have been, detained under these provisions. However, the Home Office does collate statistics on the number of individuals arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and the length of time that these individuals are detained pre-charge. These are included in a Bulletin published for the first time on 13 May 2009 (Statistics on Terrorism Arrests and Outcomes Great Britain 11 September 2001 to 31 March 2008). The first edition of the Bulletin is available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs09/hosb0409.pdf

The second and third issues of the Bulletin were published on 26 November 2009 and 25 February 2010. These are available via the following links:

26 November 2009

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs09/hosb1809.pdf

25 February 2010

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs10/hosb0410.pdf