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Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL16530, tabled on 20 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently in UK prisons are not EU citizens.

Answered on

4 July 2019

As at 31 March 2019, 5,153 Foreign National Offenders from non-EU countries were held in prisons in England and Wales (including the Prison Service run Immigration Removal Centre). As at 31 March 2019, the total prison population was 82,634 at which point prisoners from non-EU countries made up 6% of the total prison population.

The number of non-EU Foreign National Offenders held in prisons in Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for the devolved administrations.