Asylum: Detainees:Written question - 121611

Asked by Gareth Thomas
(Harrow West)

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Asked on: 08 January 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Detainees
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants were detained by the UK in 2017, broken down by grounds for detention.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 11 January 2018

The number of asylum applicants who were detained in the first three quarters of 2017 is available in table dt_01_q of the detention tables in the latest release of the ‘Immigration Statistics, July to September 2017’, available from the Home Office website at;

Detention is used as an appropriate measure of immigration control and the reasons for which asylum claimants are detained is not recorded or held in a reportable format.

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