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Data on sections of IO that immigration detainees are held under

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding data on what sections of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115) immigration detainees are held under. May I know,

I) Whether any statistical information is maintained on what section of the Immigration Ordinance detainees are held under (for example, as a subcategory of end of month population, yearly admissions, etc)
II) If so, whether a breakdown of this information by institution (ex. Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre, Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre) is available?
III) Would you be able to provide any of this data?

Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Gigi Lo

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear Gigi Lo,
                 
Thank you for your email.

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 6 March 2022.

Regards

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        Gigi Lo <[FOI #975 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        14/02/2022 14:22
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Data on sections of IO
that immigration detainees are held under

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding data on what
sections of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115) immigration detainees are
held under. May I know,

I) Whether any statistical information is maintained on what section of
the Immigration Ordinance detainees are held under (for example, as a
subcategory of end of month population, yearly admissions, etc)
II) If so, whether a breakdown of this information by institution (ex.
Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre, Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre) is
available?
III) Would you be able to provide any of this data?

Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your
help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Gigi Lo

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Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear Gigi Lo,
I refer to your request for access to information on 14 February 2022.
 Further to our interim reply of 21 February 2022, our reply is provided
as below, please.

The Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre maintains daily snapshot figures of
the number of detainees detained under different detention authorities
whereas the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre maintains analogous information.  

You may wish to specify the specific date of snapshot figures you need.

I hope the above information is useful to you.

Access to Information Officer
Immigration Department

From:        RM/IMMD/HKSARG
To:        Gigi Lo <[FOI #975 email]>
Date:        21/02/2022 17:26
Subject:        Request for information under Code on Access to
Information [Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/079(R)]

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Dear Gigi Lo,
                 
Thank you for your email.

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 6 March 2022.

Regards

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        Gigi Lo <[FOI #975 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        14/02/2022 14:22
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Data on sections of IO
that immigration detainees are held under

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding data on what
sections of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115) immigration detainees are
held under. May I know,

I) Whether any statistical information is maintained on what section of
the Immigration Ordinance detainees are held under (for example, as a
subcategory of end of month population, yearly admissions, etc)
II) If so, whether a breakdown of this information by institution (ex.
Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre, Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre) is
available?
III) Would you be able to provide any of this data?

Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your
help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Gigi Lo

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #975 email]

Is [Immigration Department request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests to
Immigration Department? If so, please contact us using this form:
[1]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you kindly for your response. As snapshot figures are available, would you be able to provide the requested information by institution (ie. CIC, MTKDC, others as available) for the end of each month between 2019 - 2022 (so far)?

Thank you very much for your help and time on this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Gigi Lo

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (5) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Gigi Lo,

Our department has received your follow-up application for access to
information on 21.03.2022. 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 10.04.2022.

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

Best Regards,

LEI Wa-yan
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (5) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Gigi Lo,

Further to our interim reply on 30.03.2022, 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 (if any). 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 10.05.2022.

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

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

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Our Reference: L/M (5) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Gigi Lo,
I refer to your request for access to information on 21 March 2022 and our
interim replies to you on 30 March 2022 and 8 April 2022.  I hereby
provide you with the following information.

A summary table of the number of detainees at the Castle Peak Bay
Immigration Centre and the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre as at end of each
month from 2019 to 2022 (as at 28 February 2022) with breakdown by purpose
of detention is attached below for your information.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you very much for your reply and information provided. I noticed that the data does not include the section numbers of the Immigration Ordinance. Would it be possible to receive the data with section numbers (ex. S32(1), S34, and so on)?

Thank you for your help and attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Gigi Lo

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (5) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Gigi Lo,

Our department has received your follow-up application for access to
information on 11.05.2022. 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 31.05.2022.

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

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (5) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Gigi Lo,

Further to our interim reply on 20.05.2022, 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 (if any). 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 30.06.2022.

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

Best Regards,

LEI Wa-yan
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

1 Attachment

Our Reference: L/M (5) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.5

Dear Gigi Lo,
I refer to your request for access to information on 11 May 2022 and our
interim replies to you on 20 and 31 May 2022.  I hereby provide you with
the following information.

A summary table of the number of detainees at the Castle Peak Bay
Immigration Centre and the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre as at the end of
each month from 2019 to 2022 (as at 28 February 2022) with breakdown by
purpose of detention and detention authority is attached below for your
information.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

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