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Immigration: High Security Prisons

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people are currently detained in high security prisons for immigration offences.[HL7976]

It is assumed that the noble Lord is referring to prisoners held in high security prisons solely on the basis of an immigration warrant. On31 October 2006, currently available data show that there were 75 such persons held in prisons designated “high security”.