§ Mr. William Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons are now detained in Her Majesty's Prisons awaiting deportation; and what is the longest period any such person has now been detained.
§ Dr. Summerskill
On 30th June, 84 people detained in prison were the subjects of deportation orders. The longest period of detention on that date was eight months 14 days; this exceptional delay is due to difficulty in obtaining a travel document from the relevant national authorities.