§ Lord Hylton
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]
§ 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 Location Total Detainees Immigration detention centres2 Campsfield House 176 Dover Harbour 13 Harmondsworth 80 Heathrow Queens Building 15 Longport 2 Manchester Airport 7 Tinsley House 113 Prison establishments3 Altcourse 6 Bedford 7 Belmarsh 43 Birmingham 10 Blakenhurst 2 Brixton 14 Brockhill 2 Bullingdon 3 Canterbury 3 Craiginches 6 Doncaster 10 Dorchester 2 Durham 6
Location Total Detainees Feltham 4 Forest Bank 4 Gateside 43 Haslar 120 High Down 56 Highpoint 2 Holloway 18 Holme House 14 Leeds 3 Leicester 2 Lindholme 105 Liverpool 40 Magilligan 2 Manchester 11 Pentonville 12 Rochester 177 Styal 3 The Mount 2 Wandsworth 14 Winchester 8 Woodhill 2 Wormwood Scrubs 21 Other prison establishments 12 Total 1,195 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.