HC Deb 16 September 2003 vol 410 c667W
Mrs Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost is to his Department per person per day of detaining a person subject to immigration control in(a) a prison and (b) a removal centre. [128517]

Beverley Hughes

The Prison Service categorises establishments by their main role only and it is not possible to say what the cost is of detaining a person subject to mmigration control in a prison.

The average cost per place per day of detention in removal centres contracted out to the private sector is £97. The average cost of detention in Dover and Haslar, the two establishments operated by the Prison Service wholly as removal centres is £66.56.