§ 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. 
§ 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.