§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many Immigration Act detainees are held in each of the prisons or detention centres in use for this purpose; and, for each establishment, when the person who, at the end of April, has spent longest in custody was detained. [HL1737]117WA
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
The available information, relating to persons held in detention solely under Immigration Act powers as at 31 March 1998 by place of detention, is given in the table.
I regret that the information requested on lengths of detention is only available at disproportionate cost through the examination of individual case records.
Persons recorded as being in detention1 solely under Immigration Act powers as at 31 March 1998, by place of detention Location Total Detainees Immigration detention centres Campsfield 109 Dover Harbour 13 Harmondsworth 90 Heathrow's Queen's Building 15 Longport 5 Manchester Airport 13 Tinsley House 146 Prison establishments Aberdeen 2 Belmarsh 5 Birmingham 4 Blakenhurst 5 Bristol 3 Brixton 9 Bullingdom 6 Canterbury 3 Chelmsford 3 Doncaster 3 Durham 2 Elmley 5 Greenock 8 Haslar 137 High Down 19 Hindley 2 Holloway 12 Leeds 6 Lewes 4 Liverpool 3 Magilligan 10 Manchester 7 Norwich 4 Pentonville 7 Reading 2 Rochester 196 Wandsworth 11 Winchester 2 Wormwood Scrubs 19 Other establishments 5 Total 895 1 Excluding persons detained in police cells.