asked Her Majesty's Government:How many persons are currently detained under the various Immigration and Asylum Acts; how many of them have been placed in HM Prisons; and which prisons are involved; and [HL458]How many of those now detained under various Immigration and Asylum Acts are:
Lord Bassam of Brighton
The requested information is shown in the table below, which is placed in the Library on a monthly basis. The most recent information relates to the number of detainees as at 31 December 2000.These figures include all those persons detained in prisons exclusively under Immigration Act powers, not just asyulum seekers. These figures are not recorded in such a way as to identify those who are held pending deportation or those who may have applied for asylum at some point.
|Persons recorded as being in detention1 in the United Kingdom solely under Immigration Act powers as at 31 December 2000, by place of detention|
|Immigration detention centres2|
|Heathrow Queens Building||15|
|Other prison establishments||12|
1 Figures exclude persons detained in police cells (other than at Dover Harbour).
2 Figures include the use of police cells at Dover Harbour).
3 The figures for Prison establishments may include some persons detained under duel immigration and other powers.