HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 c171W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently being detained in prison as a result of immigration procedures; and what information he has on the length of time they have been held.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

On 31 January 1993, there were 299 detainees held in prison service establishments in England

Population of persons detained under the Immigration Act 1971 in prison service establishments in England and Wales on 31 August 1992 by length of detention1
Length of detention1
1 day to 1 month Over 1 month to 2 months Over 2 months to 3 months Over 3 months to 6 months Over 6 months Total detainees
31 August 1992 51 28 25 63 55 222
1Time which had been served by 31 August 1992.