HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c877W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the total area of Green Island, the total area of the building in which the Vietnamese boat people are held and the total number of people so held.

Mr. Sainsbury

Green Island has a total land area of 13.4 hectares. The reception centre, where all asylum seekers arriving in Hong Kong are first taken for the normal port, health and immigration procedures before being transferred after a few days to one of the main detention centres, is situated on a site of 4,150 sq m. The two dormitories in the centre can normally accommodate 480 people but are currently being used to house 500 people. The combined floor area of the two dormitories is about 600 sq m.

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