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Detainees at MTKDC as at 30 September 2021 and 31 December 2021

Y. F. Liu made this Freedom of Information request to Immigration Department

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Dear Immigration Department,

Please provide the number of detainees at the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (MTKDC) as at 30 September 2021 and 31 December 2021 respectively, disaggregated by:

(1) Detainees’ age (under 18, 18 – 30, 31- 40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, Above 80 or other categories as appropriate)
(2) Detainees’ sex (male, female, transgender)
(3) Detainees’ nationality (please provide a breakdown of all nationalities)
(4) Detainees’ immigration status (non-refoulement claimants (“NFCs”) within the USM, former NFCs with ongoing judicial review applications, former NFCs pending removal, illegal entrants (excluding NFCs), overstayers (excluding NFCs), persons refused entry (excluding NFCs), former foreign national prisoners pending removal and other categories as appropriate)

Please provide your response in Excel or PDF attachment. Thank you very much for your assistance on this.

Yours faithfully,

Y. F. Liu

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (564) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Y.F. Liu
Our department has received your application for access to information on
25.02.2022. 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
17.03.2022. 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 (564) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Y.F. Liu
I refer to your request for access to information on 25.02.2022 and our
interim reply to you on the 03.03.2022. I hereby provide you the following
information.

There were 66 and 59 detainees at the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (MTKDC)
as at 30 September 2021 and 31 December 2021 respectively, with breakdown
by age, sex, nationality and immigration status as follows:
(1)

Age As at 30.9.2021 As at 31.12.2021
18–29 15 5
30-39 29 30
40-49 16 20
50-59 2 3
60 or above 4 1

(2)

Sex As at 30.9.2021 As at 31.12.2021
Male 30 26
Female 36 33
Others 0 0

 
(3)

Nationality As at 30.9.2021 As at 31.12.2021
Bangladesh 5 6
Chinese 32 25
Filipino 3 3
Ghanaian 1 0
Indian 3 1
Indonesian 5 8
Nepal 2 0
Pakistani 1 2
Sri Lankan 0 1
Vietnamese 14 13
Others 0 0

(4)
Overview of Detainees at MTKDC as at 30 September 2021:
Non-refoulement claimants*: 21
Overstayers: 6
Illegal Immigrants: 38
Other offenders liable to be removed: 1
Total: 66

*Remarks:
On 30 September 2021, there were 21 detainees at the MTKDC who had lodged
non-refoulement claims.  Amongst them, 8 were pending final determination
of their claims, while the remaining 13 were pending removal from Hong
Kong, including those who were rejected non-refoulement claimants having
lodged applications for judicial review to the courts and the removal
arrangements were suspended under the prevailing policy.  The number of
claimants under detention varies from time to time, depending on the
changes in the circumstances of individual cases.

Overview of Detainees at MTKDC as at 31 December 2021:
Non-refoulement claimants*: 27
Overstayers: 7
Illegal Immigrants: 25
Total: 59

*Remarks:
On 31 December 2021, there were 27 detainees at the MTKDC who had lodged
non-refoulement claims.  Amongst them, 15 were pending final determination
of their claims, while the remaining 12 were pending removal from Hong
Kong, including those who were rejected non-refoulement claimants having
lodged applications for judicial review to the courts and the removal
arrangements were suspended under the prevailing policy.  The number of
claimants under detention varies from time to time, depending on the
changes in the circumstances of individual cases.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best regards,

CHAN Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (565) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear H.Y. Fung,
I refer to your request for access to information on 10.03.2022 and our
interim reply to you on 15.03.2022. I hereby provide you the following
information.

In 2021, there were 3,783 admissions to the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best regards,

CHAN Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

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