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Number of non-refoulement claimants held at Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of non-refoulement claimants held at Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and of those how many are non-refoulement claimants

b) the number detainees admitted in each year and of those how many are non-refoulement claimants

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (2) in L/M (502) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Ms Amador,

Re: Freedom of Information request – Number of non-refoulement claimants
held at Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre

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

KW15 WONG, Immigration Department

Dear Ms Amador,

Re: Freedom of Information request - Number of non-refoulement claimants
held at Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre

I refer to your request for access to information on 17 March 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 26 March 2021.  The requested information is
provided below.

(a) Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the Ma Tau Kok
Detention Centre (MTKDC)

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of persons 22 10 43

The number of detainees at MTKDC as at 31 December 2019 and 2020 who had
lodged non-refoulement claims were 1 and 19 respectively.  The Immigration
Department (ImmD) did not maintain the corresponding figure as at end of
2018.

(b) Number of admissions to the MTKDC in each year

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 5069 3936   3893

The ImmD does not maintain the requested breakdown information of
detainees.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Yours sincerely,

WONG Ka-wai
for Director of Immigration

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