Immigrants: Detainees:Written question - 136304

Q
(Lewisham, Deptford)
Asked on: 17 April 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people living in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Lewisham have (i) been detained for immigration purposes and (ii) successfully appealed a Home Office decision to detain them for immigration purposes in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 April 2018

The information requested could only be supplied at disproportionate cost.

Home Office data is not broken down by Parliamentary constituency or metropolitan borough. The latest data, which goes back to 2009, is published in ‘Immigration Statistics, October to December 2017’, and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/681703/detention-oct-dec-2017-tables.ods.

There is no process of appeal against detention decisions, but detainees are able to apply to a judge of the First-tier Tribunal for bail, as many times as they wish. They are also able to challenge the lawfulness of detention via judicial review or writ of habeas corpus.

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