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Prisoners: Foreigners

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign prisoners from each country of origin there were in prisons in England and Wales on 1st March 2008. [195548]

Mr. Straw: The following table gives a breakdown by nationality of all foreign national prisoners in prison establishments in England and Wales as at 31 December 2007. It is available quarterly as table 5 within the Population in custody monthly published tables at the following website:

The latest edition containing table 5 is given at:

The following is the link to the publication schedule for RDS-NOMS publications:

The next bulletin on foreign nationals will be for March 2008, published at the end of April.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Information on the country of origin of individual prisoners is not available, and may not be the same as their nationality.


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Population in prison by nationality and sex, England and Wales 31 December 2007
Nationality Male Female Total

All nationalities

75,275

4,330

79,605

UK nationals

64,099

3,264

67,363

Foreign nationals

10,337

974

11,310

Not recorded

840

92

932

Total Africa

2,961

436

3,397

Algeria

161

1

162

Angola

76

4

80

Benin

5

0

5

Botswana

1

1

2

Burundi

8

0

8

Cameroon, United Republic

48

2

49

Cape Verde

1

0

1

Central African Republic

11

3

14

Chad

2

0

2

Congo

123

5

128

Congo, Democratic Republic

33

1

34

Djibouti

1

0

1

Egypt

16

0

16

Ethiopia

54

1

55

Gambia

48

4

52

Ghana

195

34

229

Guinea

18

1

19

Guinea/Bissau

2

0

2

Ivory Coast

35

1

36

Kenya

61

10

71

Liberia

26

9

35

Libya

16

0

16

Madagascar

0

1

1

Malawi

14

3

17

Mali

1

0

1

Mauritania

4

0

4

Mauritius

19

1

20

Morocco

45

1

46

Mozambique

4

1

5

Namibia

4

1

5

Niger

3

0

3

Nigeria

917

229

1,146

Rwanda

17

0

17

Senegal

7

1

8

Sierra Leone

84

6

91

Somalia

382

12

394

South Africa

167

49

216

Sudan

44

3

47

Swaziland

1

0

1

Tanzania

18

2

20

Togo

5

3

8

Tongo

1

0

1

Tunisia

22

2

24

Uganda

77

8

85

Western Sahara

2

0

2

Zambia

14

2

16

Zimbabwe

168

33

200

Total Asia

1,973

131

2,104

Afghanistan

109

1

110

Bangladesh

154

3

157

Burma

5

0

5

Cambodia

1

0

1

China

337

49

386

Hong Kong

4

0

4

India

318

5

323

Indonesia

4

0

4

Japan

0

1

1

Korea, Dem Peoples Rep (Nth)

1

1

2

Korea, Republic of (Sth)

6

0

6

Malaysia

38

7

45

Mongolia

8

0

8

Nepal

3

0

3

Pakistan

397

9

406

Philippines

18

3

21

Singapore

3

3

6

Sri Lanka

143

2

145

Thailand

4

7

11

Vietnam

420

40

460

Total Europe

2,957

207

3,164

Albania

147

2

149

Armenia

5

0

5

Austria

14

3

17

Azerbaijan

3

0

3

Belgium

33

1

34

Bosnia-Herzegovina

7

3

10

Bulgaria

26

15

41

Croatia

6

0

6

Cyprus

43

2

45

Czech Republic

56

3

59

Denmark

8

0

8

Estonia

17

2

19

Finland

3

1

4

France

153

14

167

Georgia

19

0

19

Germany

108

11

119

Gibraltar

3

0

3

Greece

15

3

18

Hungary

26

3

29

Irish Republic

609

30

639

Italy

88

7

94

Kazakhstan

5

0

5

Kyrgyzstan

3

0

3

Latvia

48

2

50

Lithuania

191

12

203

Macedonia

7

0

7

Malta

8

0

8

Moldova

18

3

21

Netherlands

105

11

116

Norway

4

0

4

Poland

339

20

359

Portugal

175

7

182

Romania

151

21

172

Russia

98

11

109

San Marino

1

0

1

Serbia and Montenegro

100

1

101

Slovakia

24

2

26

Slovenia

5

1

6

Spain

54

7

61

Sweden

10

5

15

Switzerland

6

1

7

Turkey

211

4

215

Turkmenistan

1

0

1

Uzbekistan

3

0

3

Total Middle East

584

5

589

Iran

205

2

207

Iraq

267

1

268

Israel

24

0

24

Jordan

9

0

9

Kuwait

9

0

9

Lebanon

27

1

28

Oman

1

0

1

Qatar

1

0

1

Saudi Arabia

14

1

15

Syrian Arab Republic

6

0

6

United Arab Emirates

8

0

8

Yemen, Republic of

12

0

12

Total North America

121

10

131

Canada

20

6

26

United States of America

101

4

105

0

0

Total Oceania

44

4

48

Australia

23

3

26

Canton and Enderbury Island

1

0

1

Fiji

9

0

9

French Southern Territories

2

0

2

Kiribati

1

0

1

New Zealand

8

1

9

Total Central and South America

294

42

335

Argentina

3

1

4

Belize

2

0

2

Bolivia

6

0

6

Brazil

57

7

64

Chile

10

0

10

Columbia

104

8

112

Costa Rica

2

1

3

Ecuador

12

1

13

El Salvador

0

1

1

French Guyana

3

2

5

Guatemala

4

0

4

Guyana

30

8

38

Honduras

1

0

1

Mexico

25

8

33

Panama

4

0

4

Paraguay

0

1

1

Peru

6

1

7

Surinam

8

1

9

Uruguay

1

0

1

Venezuela

15

2

17

Total West Indies

1,399

140

1,539

Anguilla

1

0

1

Bahamas

4

0

4

Barbados

34

2

36

Bermuda

3

0

3

Cayman Islands

1

0

1

Cuba

5

0

5

Dominica

10

2

12

Dominican Republic

8

2

10

Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis

2

0

2

Grenada

13

4

17

Haiti

3

0

3

Jamaica

1,185

93

1,278

Montserrat

20

1

21

Netherlands Antilles

7

5

12

St. Lucia

25

8

32

St. Vincent and The Grenadines

9

2

11

Trinidad and Tobago

69

21

90

0

0

Total other

4

0

4

Data Sources and Quality:
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems. Care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, but the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system and so although shown to the last individual, the figure may not be accurate to that level.

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