Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding the average daily cost per detainee in the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, for each of the past 11 financial years between 2010 – 2021, the average daily cost per detainee in the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre?

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to follow up on my request from 1 June, 2021. Please see the original request attached below and kindly respond soon.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra
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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding the average daily cost per detainee in the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, for each of the past 11 financial years between 2010 – 2021, the average daily cost per detainee in the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre?

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Thanks for your email of 13 September 2021.

Regarding your access to information request on the caption subject, you
may wish to note that we did not receive the said request mentioned in
your email before. Your request, which was received by us only via your
email below on 13 September 2021, is now under our active processing.

Best regards

(Mr. W M Fung)
for Director of Immigration

From:        Surabhi Chopra <[FOI #665 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        13/09/2021 15:55
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Average daily cost
per detainee - Ma Tau Kok

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to follow up on my request from 1 June, 2021. Please see the
original request attached below and kindly respond soon.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding the average daily
cost per detainee in the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, for each
of the past 11 financial years between 2010 – 2021, the average daily cost
per detainee in the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre?

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

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Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (523) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
Re: Freedom of Information request - Average daily cost per detainee - Ma
Tau Kok

Our department has received your application for access to information on
13.09.2021. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
03.10.2021. In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (523) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 13.09.2021 and our
interim reply to you on 21.09.2021. I hereby provide you the following
information.
The Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (MTKDC) is located on the first and second
floors of the Ma Tau Kok Road Government Offices, and is under the command
of the Deportation and Removal Section (the Section) of the Immigration
Department (ImmD).  In addition to the management of daily operation of
the MTKDC, the Section is responsible for handling matters relating to
deportation. The day-to-day operational expenses of the Section also
covers other offices and facilities located in the same building.

The cost of meals for detainees and staff remuneration of the MTKDC for
the past 5 financial years:-

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Cost of meals for detainees ($ 1.44 1.47 1.25 0.97 1.71
million)
Staff remuneration ($ million)# 17.05 17.85 18.36 19.18 20.19

# In terms of the notional annual mid-point salary
The ImmD does not maintain the requested information before financial year
2016-17.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your response and the information provided. In the original request, I had inquired specifically about the average daily cost per detainee at MTKDC. Is this information available for each of the past 11 financial years between 2010 – 2021?

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (534) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
Our department has received your application for access to information on
05.10.2021. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
25.10.2021. In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (534) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R
Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 05.10.2021 and our
interim reply to you on 12.10.2021. I hereby provide you with the
following information.

As mentioned in our previous reply, the operation of Ma Tau Kok Detention
Centre (MTKDC) is under the command of the Deportation and Removal Section
(the section) of the Immigration Department (ImmD). Given that the
management of daily operation of the MTKDC and its operational expenses
are included in the operational expenses of the section which also cover
other offices and facilities located in the same building, ImmD does not
maintain further breakdown information other than the information provided
in the previous reply.

I hope the information is useful to you.
Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration