HC Deb 05 May 2004 vol 420 c1550W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask tile Secretary of State for the Home Department when the results of the audit to identify foreign nationals sentenced to a term of imprisonment will be available. [164404]

Paul Goggins

An audit by the Prison Service began in January to ensure that all relevant information on foreign national prisoners that it holds in its custody had been passed to the Immigration Service. This is particularly important for those who will be eligible for the Early Removal Scheme (ERS).

As this audit concerns the confirmation of personal data on prisoners between the Prison and Immigration Services there are no plans to make the results publicly available.