HC Deb 06 May 1999 vol 330 cc459-60W
Ms Abbott

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Kosovan asylum seekers are currently in detention in the United Kingdom. [82689]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

I have instructed that all known Kosovan asylum seekers are released from detention. I am satisfied therefore that there are no asylum seekers whom we accept to be Kosovan currently detained under Immigration Act powers. There are, however, some detainees who are believed to be Albanian nationals.