Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of sex workers held at Ma Tau Kok Detention 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 Ma Tau Kok Detention 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 #673 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 Ma Tau Kok

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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 Ma Tau Kok Detention 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 (524) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Freedom of Information request - Number of sex workers held at Ma Tau
Kok
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. 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 (524) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 13.09.2021 and our
interim reply to you on 21.09.2021. I hereby provide you with the
following information.
(a)        Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the Ma Tau
Kok Detention Centre (MTKDC):

Year No. of detainees
2010 24
2011 37
2012 74
2013 44
2014 25
2015 26
2016 40
2017 25
2018 22
2019 10
2020 43

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

Year No. of admissions
2010 6 766
2011 5 487
2012 5 567
2013 5 048
2014 4 256
2015 4 974
2016 5 164
2017 5 261
2018 5 069
2019 3 936
2020 3 893

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested breakdown
information of detainees.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration