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Immigration Act Detainees
31 January 2001
Volume 621
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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:

  • (a) persons awaiting deportation; and
  • (b) persons seeking asylum or appealing against an asylum decision. [HL459]
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    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
    LocationTotal Detainees
    Immigration detention centres2
    Campsfield House176
    Dover Harbour13
    Harmondsworth80
    Heathrow Queens Building15
    Longport2
    Manchester Airport7
    Tinsley House113
    Prison establishments3
    Altcourse6
    Bedford7
    Belmarsh43
    Birmingham10
    Blakenhurst2
    Brixton14
    Brockhill2
    Bullingdon3
    Canterbury3
    Craiginches6
    Doncaster10
    Dorchester2
    Durham6

    Location

    Total Detainees

    Feltham4
    Forest Bank4
    Gateside43
    Haslar120
    High Down56
    Highpoint2
    Holloway18
    Holme House14
    Leeds3
    Leicester2
    Lindholme105
    Liverpool40
    Magilligan2
    Manchester11
    Pentonville12
    Rochester177
    Styal3
    The Mount2
    Wandsworth14
    Winchester8
    Woodhill2
    Wormwood Scrubs21
    Other prison establishments12
    Total1,195

    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.