§ 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, at the latest convenient date; and, of the total, how many were detained from the port of entry to the United Kingdom. [HL3338]
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)
The available information, relating to persons held in detention solely under Immigration Act powers as at 31 August 1998 by place of detention, is given in the table. Regrettably, information on the number of those persons detained from arrival at a United Kingdom port of entry could only be obtained at disproportionate cost through the examination and cross referencing of individual prison detention and immigration records.
Persons recorded as being in detention1 solely under Immigration Act powers as at 31 August 1998, by place of detention Location Total Detainees Immigration detention centres Campsfield 149 Dover Harbour 18 Harmondsworth 91 Heathrow's Queen's Building 13 Longport 8 Manchester Airport 3 Tinsley House 144 Prison establishments Belmarsh 8 Birmingham 6 Blakenhurst 2 Bristol 2 Brixton 5 Canterbury 7 Cardiff 3 Chelmsford 3 Doncaster 4 Elmley 3 Feltham 3 Greenock 13 Haslar 132 High Down 17 Holloway 21 Holme House 2 Leeds 4 Lewes 4 Liverpool 3 Magilligan 10 Manchester 6 Norwich 4 Pentonville 9 Rochester 190 Wandsworth 8 Winchester 3 Wormwood Scrubs 17 Other prison establishments 5 Total 920 1Excluding persons detained in police cells.