HL Deb 15 October 1998 vol 593 c119WA
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.

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