To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was to the public purse of immigration holding and removal centres in each of the last three years.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
28 January 2016
Detention costs are published in the Home Office Annual Report and Accounts, copies of which are available from the Vote Office
Included in this figure are the accommodation costs - building, staff, catering, bedding – for the services provided under both private contracts and by Central Government. Also included are the cost of holding individuals in police cells, where an individual is subsequently transferred to Immigration Enforcement.