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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding the operational expenditure of places of immigration detention. May I know, for each of the financial years between 2019 – 2022, the operational expenditure for each of the following facilities / places:

1) Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre, broken down by:
i) Costs of meals for detainees
ii) Staff remuneration
iii) Any other categories as applicable

2) Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre, broken down by:
i) Costs of meals for detainees
ii) Staff remuneration
iii) Management of facilities
iv) Medical costs of detainees
v) Other costs related to treatment of detainees
vi) Any other categories as applicable

3) Other places of detention under the Cap. 115B Immigration (Places of Detention) Order
i) Costs of meals for detainees
ii) Staff remuneration
iii) Any other categories as applicable

If the information could be provided in CSV format, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,
H. Y. Fung

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
I refer to your email of 7 December 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 27 December 2022.

Regards

(Mr C C Au)
for Director of Immigration

From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1243 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        07/12/2022 15:46
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Operational expenditure
of immigration detention facilities (2019-2022)

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding the operational
expenditure of places of immigration detention. May I know, for each of
the financial years between 2019 – 2022, the operational expenditure for
each of the following facilities / places:

1) Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre, broken down by:

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Any other categories as applicable

2) Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre, broken down by:

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Management of facilities

iv) Medical costs of detainees

v) Other costs related to treatment of detainees

vi) Any other categories as applicable

3) Other places of detention under the Cap. 115B Immigration (Places of
Detention) Order

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Any other categories as applicable

If the information could be provided in CSV format, I would greatly
appreciate it. Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to
your reply.

Kind regards,

H. Y. Fung

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Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (588) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear H.Y. FUNG,
Our department has received your application for access to information on
07.12.2022.  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
27.12.2022. In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.

Best regards,

CHAN Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
Further to our interim reply of 12 December 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 26 January 2023.

Regards,

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        RM/IMMD/HKSARG
To:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1243 email]>
Date:        12/12/2022 10:00
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Operational
expenditure of immigration detention facilities (2019-2022)

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Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
I refer to your email of 7 December 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 27 December 2022.

Regards

(Mr C C Au)
for Director of Immigration

From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1243 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        07/12/2022 15:46
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Operational expenditure
of immigration detention facilities (2019-2022)

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding the operational
expenditure of places of immigration detention. May I know, for each of
the financial years between 2019 – 2022, the operational expenditure for
each of the following facilities / places:

1) Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre, broken down by:

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Any other categories as applicable

2) Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre, broken down by:

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Management of facilities

iv) Medical costs of detainees

v) Other costs related to treatment of detainees

vi) Any other categories as applicable

3) Other places of detention under the Cap. 115B Immigration (Places of
Detention) Order

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Any other categories as applicable

If the information could be provided in CSV format, I would greatly
appreciate it. Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to
your reply.

Kind regards,

H. Y. Fung

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Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,

I refer to your request for access to information on 7 December 2022.
 Further to our interim replies of 12 December 2022 and 23 December 2022,
our reply is provided as below.

(1) The Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (“MTKDC”) is located on the first and
second floors of the Ma Tau Kok Road Government Offices, and is under the
command of the Deportation and Removal Section (“the Section”) of the
Immigration Department (“ImmD”). In addition to the management of daily
operation of the MTKDC, the Section is responsible for handling matters
relating to deportation. The day-to-day operational expenses of the
Section also covers other offices and facilities located in the same
building.

The costs of meals and staff remuneration of the MTKDC for the financial
years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 are tabulated as follows:

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Cost of meals for detainees 0.97 1.71 2.12
($ million)
Staff remuneration# 19.18 20.19 20.19
($ million)

# In terms of the notional annual mid-point salary
The ImmD does not maintain a breakdown of all other operational expenses
of the MTKDC.

(2) The operational expenses of detention at the Castle Peak Bay
Immigration Centre for the financial years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 are
tabulated as follows:

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Costs of meals for detainees 10.43 8.87 7.80
($ million)
Staff remuneration 80.20 98.03 109.17
($ million)
Management of
facilities 6.05 11.00 8.88
($ million)
Medical costs of
detainees 9.26 9.91 12.12
($ million)
Other costs relating
to treatment of 3.72 6.48 5.67
detainees
($ million)
Total cost 109.66 134.29 143.64
($ million)

(3) (i) The costs of meals for detainees of individual places of detention
specified in the Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B) and
located in various control points/offices for the financial years from
2019-20 to 2021-22 is tabulated as follows:

Annual costs of meals for detainees ($) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Control Point ^Note1 ^Note1 ^Note1
Airport 665,952 22,150 2,545
Lok Ma Chau Spur Line 0 0 0
West Kowloon Station of the 13 0 0
Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
Shenzhen Bay 0 51 0
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge 0 0 0
Not
Heung Yuen Wai applicable 0 0
Note2
Macau Ferry Terminal 8,552 0 0
China Ferry Terminal 3,848 0 0
Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal 0 0 0
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal 480 0 0
River Trade Terminal 0 0 0
Harbour Control 603 3,600 321

Note 1: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has suspended
passenger clearance services at most of the control points in phases with
effect from end-January 2020:
        West Kowloon Station of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express
Rail Link, Hung Hom, Man Kam To, Sha Tau Kok and China Ferry Terminal
(with effect from 30 January 2020);
        Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, Lok Ma Chau and Hong Kong Macau
Ferry Terminal (with effect from 4 February 2020);
        Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal (passenger clearance services have been
suspended with effect from 30 January 2020 and cross-boundary passenger
ferry services ceased formally on 8 June 2021); and
        Kai Tak Cruise Terminal (passenger clearance services have been
suspended with effect from 5 February 2020 and resumed for Hong Kong
residents between 30 July 2021 and 6 January 2022 due to the introduction
of “cruise-to-nowhere” itineraries).

Note 2: The Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point commenced operation on
26 August 2020, with only cargo clearance service available at this stage.

The San Uk Ling Holding Centre (SULHC) is a place of detention specified
in the Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B) and falls under
the purview of Ta Kwu Ling Divisional Police Station of the Police. The
ImmD has a clearance centre in SULHC for the repatriation of persons
entering Hong Kong illegally from the Mainland.  As the SULICC is part of
the daily operation of the ImmD, the ImmD does not maintain a breakdown of
the annual operational expenses of the clearance centre.

(ii) The cost of remuneration of the staff establishment for handling the
daily operation of individual places of detention specified in the
Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B) and located in various
control points/offices for the financial years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 is
tabulated as follows:

   Annual remuneration cost
($ million)^Note3 2019-20 ^Note4 2020-21 ^Note4 2021-22 ^Note4
Control point/
Office ^Note5
Airport 28.41 29.90 29.90
Lok Ma Chau Spur Line 2.34 2.46 2.46
Shenzhen Bay 2.80 2.95 3.99
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-
Macao Bridge Hong Kong 9.48 9.98 9.98
Port
Heung Yuen Wai Not applicable 3.78 3.78
Boundary Control Point Note6 ^
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal 0.58 0.62 0.62
San Uk Ling Holding 5.29 5.56 5.56
Centre ^Note 7

Note 3: In terms of the notional annual mid-point salary
Note 4: Please refer to Note 1 in 3(i) above

Note 5: The ImmD does not maintain a breakdown of the staff establishment
of places of detention located inside the following control points:
        Macau Ferry Terminal, China Ferry Terminal, Tuen Mun Ferry
Terminal, River Trade Terminal, Harbour Control, and West Kowloon Station
of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Note 6: Please refer to Note 2 in 3(i) above

Note 7: The SULHC is a place of detention specified in the Immigration
(Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B) and falls under the purview of Ta
Kwu Ling Divisional Police Station of the Hong Kong Police Force. The ImmD
has a clearance centre in SULHC for the repatriation of persons entering
Hong Kong illegally from the Mainland.

(iii) The places of detention specified in the Immigration (Places of
Detention) Order (Cap. 115B) and located in various control points/offices
of the ImmD are part of the daily operation of the respective control
points/offices. The ImmD does not maintain a breakdown of other
operational expenses incurred for the operation of the places of
detention.

Access to Information Officer
Immigration Department

From:        RM/IMMD/HKSARG
To:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1243 email]>
Date:        23/12/2022 12:42
Subject:        Request for information under Code on Access to
Information (Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/608(R))

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Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
Further to our interim reply of 12 December 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 26 January 2023.

Regards,

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        RM/IMMD/HKSARG
To:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1243 email]>
Date:        12/12/2022 10:00
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Operational
expenditure of immigration detention facilities (2019-2022)

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Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
I refer to your email of 7 December 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 27 December 2022.

Regards

(Mr C C Au)
for Director of Immigration

From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1243 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        07/12/2022 15:46
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Operational expenditure
of immigration detention facilities (2019-2022)

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding the operational
expenditure of places of immigration detention. May I know, for each of
the financial years between 2019 – 2022, the operational expenditure for
each of the following facilities / places:

1) Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre, broken down by:

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Any other categories as applicable

2) Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre, broken down by:

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Management of facilities

iv) Medical costs of detainees

v) Other costs related to treatment of detainees

vi) Any other categories as applicable

3) Other places of detention under the Cap. 115B Immigration (Places of
Detention) Order

i) Costs of meals for detainees

ii) Staff remuneration

iii) Any other categories as applicable

If the information could be provided in CSV format, I would greatly
appreciate it. Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to
your reply.

Kind regards,

H. Y. Fung

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