§ Mrs. Brooke
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children are being detained in centres run by the Immigration Service. 239W
§ Beverley Hughes
[holding answer 29 January 2004]: The Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) internal management information indicates that on 26 January 2004, 35 children were in detention.
Information on the number of people detained solely under Immigration Act powers at 27 December 2003 is due to be published on 24 February 2004 in the Asylum Statistics: 4th Quarter 2003 publication on the Home Office website: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/ immigration l.html.