HC Deb 09 June 2004 vol 422 c426W
Mrs. Brooke

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportees remained in English prisons after completing their sentences for a period of more than three months on the most recent date for which information is available. [174841]

Mr. Browne

[holding answer 24 May 2004]: Information on the number of people who were detained in Prison establishments awaiting deportation after completion of a criminal sentence is not available.

Work is ongoing to improve the quality of data held on those people detained under Immigration Act powers in Prison Service establishments.