§ 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. 
§ 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.