Immigrants: Detainees:Written question - 142377

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Asked on: 09 May 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what payments his Department has made to private companies for (a) keeping people in custody and detention and (b) deporting people in relation to immigration cases in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 14 May 2018

The Home Office uses private companies to provide detention facilities for immigration purposes, as well for the provision of escorting and travel services in relation to Removals.

The operating costs for each of these contracts is commercially confidential and public disclosure would prejudice the commercial interests of the Home Office and its suppliers. However, the Home Office publishes payments in excess of £25K on its website at:

The data available on the link above covers the period up to the end of January 2017. Further transparency spend data will be uploaded to this web address by July 2018.

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