Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of sex workers held at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre. May I know, for each of the years between 2010-20:

a) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and of those how many are sex workers

b) yearly admittances of detainees and of those how many are sex workers

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to follow up on my request from 2 June, 2021. Please see the original request attached below and kindly respond soon.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra
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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of sex workers held at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre. May I know, for each of the years between 2010-20:

a) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and of those how many are sex workers

b) yearly admittances of detainees and of those how many are sex workers

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Thanks for your email of 13 September 2021.

Regarding your access to information request on the caption subject, you
may wish to note that we did not receive the said request mentioned in
your email before. Your request, which was received by us only via your
email below on 13 September 2021, is now under our active processing.

Best regards

(Mr. W M Fung)
for Director of Immigration

From:        Surabhi Chopra <[FOI #672 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        13/09/2021 15:57
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - number of sex workers
held at CIC

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to follow up on my request from 2 June, 2021. Please see the
original request attached below and kindly respond soon.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra
- - -

Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of sex workers
held at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre. May I know, for each of the
years between 2010-20:

a) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and of those how
many are sex workers

b) yearly admittances of detainees and of those how many are sex workers

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

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Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (5) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.2

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
13.09.2021. 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
03.10.2021.

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.2

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 13 September 2021 and
our interim reply to you on 21 September 2021.  I hereby provide you the
following information.

(a)
Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the Castle Peak Bay
Immigration Centre (“CIC”):.

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of detainees 263 332 375 446 365 409 395 372 355 346 248

(b)
Number of admissions to the CIC from 2010 to 2020:

Year ^Note 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
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No. of 6,526 7,723 7,249 7,536 7,186 7,942 7,089 6,439 6,277 5,353 3,988
admissions

The Immigration Department ("ImmD") does not maintain the requested
breakdown information of detainees.

Note 1: The ImmD took over the management of the CIC from the Correctional
Services Department on 15-04-2010. The figures / information in 2010
provided above cover the period from 15-04-2010 to 31-12-2010 only.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration