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Number of detainees held at Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre and then released

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of detainees that were held at Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre and then released. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the number of detainees admitted per year and of those how many were released.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (2) in L/M (501) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Ms Amador,

Re: Freedom of Information request – Number of detainees held at Ma Tau
Kok Detention Centre and then released

Our department has received your application for access to information on
17 March 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 6
April 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

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (3) in L/M (501) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Ms Amador,

Re: Freedom of Information request – Number of detainees held at Ma Tau
Kok Detention Centre and then released
I refer to your request for access to information on 17 March 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 26 March 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information:
The number of admissions to the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (MTKDC)
between 2018 – 2020

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of Admissions 5069 3936 3893

The MTKDC is an immigration facility for short-term detention of
immigration offenders pending inquiry, prosecution, court hearing,
transfer to other detention facilities etc..  Therefore, all detainees
admitted to MTKDC would be discharged from the centre for the said
purposes.

I hope the information is useful to you.
Yours sincerely,

FUNG Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

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