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Countries of origin of detainees at Mau Tau Kok detention centre

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the countries of origin of detainees at Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the yearly admittances of detainees and a breakdown according to countries of origin

b) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and a breakdown according to countries of origin

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (2) in L/M (507) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Countries of origin of detainees at Ma Tau Kok detention centre

Our department has received your application for access to information on
15 April 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 5
May 2021.  In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.

Yours sincerely,

FUNG Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

KW15 WONG, Immigration Department

Our Reference: (507) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Countries of origin of detainees at Ma Tau Kok detention centre
Further to our interim reply of 24 April 2021, I am writing to inform you
that your application for access to information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application.  According to paragraph 1.18 of the Code on
Access to Information, our department will inform you of the latest
progress of the case separately on or before 4 June 2021.

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

Yours sincerely,

WONG Ka-wai
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (507) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Countries of origin of detainees at Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre

I refer to your request for access to information on 15 April 2021 and our
interim replies to you on 24 April 2021 and 5 May 2021. I hereby provide
you the following information:

(a)        Number of admissions to the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (MTKDC)
in each year:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 5069 3936 3893

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested breakdown
information of detainees.

(b)        Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the MTKDC:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of persons 22 10 43

Breakdown on the number of detainees by countries/ territories on 31
December of each year at the MTKDC:

Year 2018 2019 2020
Countries/ Mainland China: 17 Mainland China: 7 Mainland China: 4
territories Indonesia: 2 Vietnam: 1 India: 2
Vietnam: 2 Others: 2 Indonesia: 11
Others: 1 Pakistan: 3
The Philippines: 3
Vietnam: 17
Others: 3

I hope the information is useful to you.

Yours sincerely,

CHAN Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

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