Immigration: Children in Detention:
Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children were detained for immigration purposes in each month of 2011.[HL10595] [HL10595]
Baroness Browning: Monthly figures are not available. Information on the number of children in detention is collected on the last day of each quarter. The latest published information shows that as at the 31 March 2011 there were no children recorded as being in detention. The table below shows the number of children entering detention, held solely under Immigration Act powers, by month, January to May 2011.
|Children entering detention (M)(1) held solely under Immigration Act powers, by place of initial detention, January to May 2011 (2)(3)(4)|
|United Kingdom||Number of children|
|Place of initial detention||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Total|
|UK Border Agency Removal Centres|
|Dover Immigration Removal Centre||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Morton Hall (5)||:||:||:||:||0||0|
|UK Border Agency Short Term Holding Facilities|
|Colnbrook Short Term||0||0||1||0||0||1|
(1) Some detainees may be recorded more than once if, for example, the person has been detained on more than one separate occasion in the time period shown, such as a person who has left detention, but has subsequently been redetained.
(2) Figures exclude persons recorded as entering police cells and Prison Service establishments, those recorded as detained under both criminal and immigration powers and their dependants. —-
(3) Figures include dependants. —-
(4) May include persons detained for less than 24 hours. —-
(5) Morton Hall opened on 16 May 2011. —-
(M) These figures are based on management information and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for national statistics. They are provisional and subject to change. These figures may alter when produced for the national statistics publication following more detailed checking. —- :
Not applicable. —- Information on numbers of children entering detention is published monthly and is available from the Home Office Science, research and statistics website at: http://homeoffice.gov.uk/science-research/research-statistics/migration/migration-statistics1/. —-
A copy of the latest month will be placed in the House Library. June 2011 figures will be available on 28 July 2011. Information on children detained as at the last day of each quarter, solely under Immigration Act powers, is published quarterly in the Control of Immigration: Quarterly StatisticalSummary, which is available from the same website and from the Library of the House. Figures for those detained as at 30 June 2011 will be published on 25 August 2011.
Other reports: http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmi-prisons/
Resettlement provision for children and young people: accommodation and education, training and employment (June 2011), a thematic report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons: Resettlement provision for children and young people (PDF 0.7Mb)
Report on an unannounced inspection of the short-term holding facility at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 (3 March 2011) by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons: Short-term holding facility at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4