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'Detention' statistic in ImmD Annual Reports

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make an information access request about the number of ‘Detention’ cases as listed in Appendix 13 of the Immigration Department Annual Reports (for example: https://www.immd.gov.hk/publications/a_r...).

May I know,

1. Does each ‘case’ equate to an individual? For example, in the following scenarios:

A) If a person was admitted to Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (MTKDC) for two days in Jan 2019, and then transferred to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC) for one month in Jan – Feb 2019, would they be registered as one detention case in the ’Detention’ cases?

B) If a person was admitted to CIC in 2018, then released on recognisance due to their non-refoulement claim the same year, and re-admitted to CIC in 2020, would they be counted as one detention case in 2018 and one detention case in 2020?

C) If a person was admitted to CIC in Jan 2019 and released on recognisance, then readmitted to CIC in Dec 2019, would they be counted as one or two detention cases in 2019?

D) If a person was admitted to CIC in Dec 2018, then released on recognisance in Feb 2019, and readmitted to CIC in Aug 2019, would they be counted as one detention case in 2018 and one case in 2019, or one detention case in 2018 and two in 2019?

2. Does the ‘detention’ statistic include cases of immigration detention across all locations listed in Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B) (https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap115B), or only certain institutions, such as CIC and MTKDC?

A) For example, would persons detained under immigration powers at places listed in Cap. 115B such as Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home, “Any police station”, and Custodial wards of the Queen Mary Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital be included in this statistic?

B) Does the ‘detention’ statistic include immigration detainees held at Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution?

Thanks very much for your time and help on this matter. I look forward to your response.

Kind regards,
H. Y. Fung

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (3) in ImmD ORS/6-5/2 (C) Pt.4

Dear H. Y. Fung,

Our  department  has received your application for access to information
on 15  November 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 5 December  2022.  In  the meantime, please contact the
undersigned via this email if you have any enquiry.

Best Regards,

CHAN Siu-kit
for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (3) in ImmD ORS/6-5/2 (C) Pt.4

Dear H. Y. Fung,

Further  to  the  interim reply on 24 November 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.  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 January 2023.

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

Best Regards,

CHAN Siu-kit
for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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