HC Deb 18 November 1985 vol 87 c16W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passengers from Bangladesh were detained overnight during July and September compared with the same period in the previous year.

Mr. Waddington

The information in the form requested is available only for the immigration service detention units at Harmondsworth, Queen's Building, Heathrow, and Gatwick.

The number of passengers from Bangladesh who were detained for further examination, or after being refused leave to enter, for at least one night at those three units for the months of July, August and September is as follows:

1984 1985
Harmondsworth 25 242
Queen's Building 59 101
Gatwick 2 15

It is possible that there may be a small element of double counting in these figures as some detainees may have moved from one unit to another.

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