Immigration Detainees held in Prisons

S.Mason made this Freedom of Information request to UK Border Agency

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, UK Border Agency should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Figures released of Immigration Act detainees only reveal those detained in Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) and exclude those held in prison accommodation. This under reports the total number of detainees by several hundred (eg see Hansard 13 Jan 2009, Col 720W, Mr Woolas’ answer to Mr Green’s question).

Home Office, Control of Immigration, Quarterly Statistical Summary, Jan – March 2009, Tables 9, 10 &11 give data on those in detention solely under Immigration Act powers, held only in IRCs. I request comparable data on those detained in the prison system on 31 March 2009 and going back quarterly for the past year.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours faithfully,

Steve Mason

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

I have made a related request to the Home Office asking for statistics on the : "number of individuals detained in the UK while awaiting deportation or awaiting decisions on their immigration status".

I phrased my request in general terms to include those held in prisons and police cells (the latter also being excluded from published statistics).

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/st...

Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Richard wrote to his MP citing this request:

http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/oakington-immig...

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Steve Mason

Thank you for your recent e-mail. Your request is being dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we will respond
shortly.

Kind Regards

UKBA
FOI Team

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

On 29.05.09 I made an FOI request about numbers of detainees held in prisons.

This request is currently overdue a response from UK Border Agency. By law, the response is meant to be prompt but no later than 26 June 2009. I understand that under the Freedom of Information Act you should have replied by now. It may be that you are breaking the law.

Yours sincerely,

S.Mason

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

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Dear Mr Mason

Please see the attached letter with regard to your FOI request.

Kind regards,

Freedom Of Information, Information Access Policy Team

Information and Property Management Directorate

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

On 30.6.09 you wrote saying that a reply to my FOI request would be forthcoming by the middle of July. You have failed to meet that undertaking and I have still not received the information that I requested. May I remind you that a reply should have been made by 26.6.09, nearly 4 weeks ago.

Yours sincerely,

S.Mason

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Immigration Detainees held in Prisons'.

A reply was due by 26 June 2009 but, to date, I have not received a reply with the requested information. As part of the review I would like to know why the FOI request was not dealt with according to the requirements of the Act.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/im...

Please acknowledge receipt of this email.

Yours faithfully,

S.Mason

Freedom Of Information Team \( IND \), UK Border Agency

Dear S. Mason

S.Mason (12606)

Thank you for your recent e-mail requesting an internal review of FOI
12035 - Immigration Detainees held in Prisons.
We are currently gathering all the information needed to complete this
review and we will respond as soon as possible.

Kind Regards
Miss C.Fisher.
Information Access Policy Team

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

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Please see the attached in response to your recent compliant.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

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