HC Deb 26 February 2002 vol 380 cc1239-40W
Jeremy Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were held, by venue, under immigration law, at the latest available date. [36629]

Angela Eagle

[holding answer 25 February 2002]: The latest available information on the number of persons detained under Immigration Act powers by place of detention relates to 30 September 2001 and is given in the table.

P8/10/2006lace of detention1 Immigration Act detainees as at 30 September 20012
Oakington Reception Centre 195
Immigration detention centres
Tinsley House 125
Harmondsworth 100
Campsfield House 80
Dover Harbour 20
Dungavel 20
Manchester Airport 10
Dedicated Immigration Service wings
Rochester 180
Haslar 150
Lindholme 105
Prison establishments
Liverpool 95
Wandsworth 65
Holme House 45
High Down 45
Cardiff 40
Gateside 40
Wormwood Scrubs 30
Manchester 20
Brixton 15
The Verne 15
Winchester 15
Belmarsh 10
The Mount 10
Craiginches 10
Pentonville 10
Leeds 10
Blakenhurst 10
Bullingdon 10
Other prison establishments3 150
Total 1,620
1 Figures rounded to the nearest five, and exclude persons detained in police cells.
2 Figures include 260 persons detained in prison establishments under dual immigration and other powers.
3 Other prison establishments with five or fewer detainees.

The temporary use of spaces in a number of local prisons ended in mid-January 2002, as did the use of the accommodation at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Rochester.

Information on Immigration Act detainees as at 29 December 2001 will be published on 28 February 2002 on the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/ immigrationl.html.