Parliamentary Questions

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Parliamentary Questions 2018-12-06T09:37:23+00:00
December 2018

 

5 December 2018

Tulip Siddiq MP presented a ten-minute rule Bill calling for a maximum period of immigration detention, co-sponsored by MPs David Davis, Dominic Grieve, Caroline Spelman, Andrew Mitchell, Paul Blomfield, Lisa Nandy, Layla Moran, Rushanara Ali, Christine Jardine, David Lammy and Stella Creasy.

3 December 2018

Gavin Robinson MP asked whether the SSHD will support Tulip Siddiq’s ten-minute rule Bill, which would end a ridiculous situation in which terror suspects have better detention rights than those seeking to make the UK their home?

Angela Crawley MP asked whether the SSHD will accept the findings of the Shaw review that detention is harmful to mental health and end indefinite detention? In response, Sajid Javid MP said “I recently made a statement to this House where I accepted much of what was in the Shaw review, including alternatives to detention, particularly detention of women. We are looking at piloting different approaches. We are in discussions at the moment, but we will be setting out more shortly to the House.”


November 2018

 

26 November 2018

Baroness Hamwee asked how many immigration detainees were referred to the National Referral Mechanism as potential victims of trafficking in each year from 2014 and, of those, how many received a positive reasonable grounds decision in each year; and whether the Home Office collects data on the number of immigration detainees referred to the National Referral Mechanism as potential victims of trafficking.


22 November 2018

Tulip Siddiq MP asked the SSHD what progress he has made on the review commissioned by his Department earlier this year into the possible introduction of statutory time limits on immigration detention, and what constitutes a reasonable period of time for someone to be detained.


20 November 2018

Kate Green MP asked how many women are currently being held in immigration detention while their asylum claims are being processed and what steps the Home Office is taking in response to Stephen Shaw’s recommendation that it should take steps to identify women claiming asylum who are being held in detention whose cases would be better processed in the community.


19 November 2018

Peter Bottomley MP asked the SSHD what public comment he has made or will make on Stephen Shaw’s finding that it is disproportionate to deport foreign national offenders who were last resident in their country of origin when very young.


8 November 2018

Matthew Pennycook MP asked the SSHD whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his Department’s policies of the recommendations contained in the Independent Monitoring Board’s Charter Flights Annual Report of (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.


1 November 2018

Keith Vaz MP asked how many people were given temporary admission to enter the UK since 2015. In her response, Caroline Nokes MP explains that changes in January 2018 saw temporary admission replaced with immigration bail.

In a debate on asylum seekers in the Scottish Parliament, Patrick Harvie MSPAileen Campbell MSP, Alasdair Allan MSP and Alex Rowley MSP called for reforms to the immigration detention system, including a time limit. Aileen Campbell said:

“I support Patrick Harvie’s calls for time limits on detention. It is unacceptable for people who have committed no crime and who have done absolutely nothing wrong—it is important for Conservative members to remember that—to be held in detention indefinitely. The presumption should be in favour of community-based solutions, and we want to work to achieve that, if the Home Office is willing.”

 


October 2018

 

26 October 2018

In a House of Commons debate on DNA tests in immigration cases, Paul Sweeney MP highlighted the fact that ‘the Home Office is the only Department of its kind in Europe that operates an arbitrary and non-limited form of detention’ and asked whether the Home Secretary will investigate whether coercive DNA-gathering practices have been taking place in detention centres under the Home Office.


19 October 2018

Wera Hobhouse MP asked two questions: what assessment the Home Office has made of the psychological effect on immigrants of detention without a time limit, and what steps the Government plans to take to tackle overcrowding in immigration detention centres.


18 October 2018

Lord Roberts of Llandudno asked what the Home Office is doing to prevent any verbal or physical abuse of people detained in immigration detention centres.


15 October 2018

Luciana Berger MP asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health of women held in detention centres in the UK.


10 October 2018

Kate Hollern MP asked the Home Secretary how many of the Windrush generation his Department has identified to date as having been deported as a result of its immigration policies. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes refers to the detention of members of the Windrush generation in her response.


1 October 2018

Stephen Doughty MP asked what the minimum compensation payment made was to an individual wrongly detained by the Home Office in each of the last three years.

 


September 2018

 

27 September 2018

Stephen Doughty MP asked how many people have been wrongfully (a) detained, (b) deported, (c) denied British citizenship and (d) denied a passport on application in each of the last six years.


13 September 2018

Paul Blomfield MP asked a series of questions about the Home Office’s proposed internal review of time limits on immigration detention, including what the timeframe is, whether the review will be published, and how charities and experts-by-experience can feed in.

Afzal Khan MP asked who makes decisions on National Referral Mechanism referrals made on behalf of potential victims of trafficking in immigration detention.

Baroness Hamwee asked how many children had one or both parents placed in immigration detention each year since 2010; how old they were; and for how long they were separated from one or both parents.

Angela Crawley MP asked for a debate on Stephen Shaw’s recommendation of a ban on the detention of pregnant women.


11 September 2018

MPs including Rosena Allin-KhanEmma Reynolds, Helen Hayes, Kate Hollern and Mark Tami tabled questions about the detention and deportation of Caribbean and Commonwealth citizens from the UK.


10 September 2018

Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Baroness Hamwee and Lord Bassam of Brighton asked about the separation of children and parents through immigration and detention policy, referring to BID’s research on the detention of parents.


7 September 2018

Angela Crawley MP asked how many pregnant women have been deported after being detained in an immigration detention centre.


6 September 2018

David Lammy MP criticised the government’s use of immigration controls, raising issues including indefinite detention. In response, Caroline Nokes MP reiterated the Home Office’s commitments made in response to Stephen Shaw’s second review, including piloting alternatives to detention for women who would otherwise be detained in Yarl’s Wood IRC, an internal review of time limits on detention, and an annual review by the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration on the Adults at Risk policy.

David Lammy also tabled several written questions asking the Home Secretary about the detention and deportation of children of members of the Windrush generation.


5 September 2018

Harriet Harman MP asked the Home Secretary several questions about detention of members of the Windrush generation, including what steps have been taken to determine the lawfulness of their detention, whether any compensation has been paid, and whether any non-disclosure agreements have been signed.

Rushanara Ali asked how many of the wrongfully removed members of the Windrush generation had been identified by Capita while employed by the Home Office to contact people in the ‘Migration Refusal Pool’.


4 September 2018

Following an urgent question about the Windrush generation, Diane Abbott MP, Joanna Cherry MP, Stephen Doughty MP and Emma Reynolds MP asked the Minister for Immigration about the unlawful detention and deportation of members of the Windrush generation and others.


August 2018

 

30 August 2018

Afzal Khan MP asked what steps the Home Office is taking to ensure that immigration enforcement operations and subsequent detentions are compliant with equality legislation.

Hugh Gaffney MP asked how many notices of removal from the UK were issued in error by the Home Office in the last 10 years.

Stephen Doughty MP asked whether the Home Secretary plans to abolish net targets for the removal of illegal migrants at (a) national and (b) regional level.


21 August 2018

Alistair Carmichael MP asked whether the Home Office plans to provide free legal advice to Commonwealth citizens who have lived in the UK since before 1971 and who now may face detention or deportation because of a lack of documentation.


9 August 2018

Afzal Khan MP asked for an estimate of the compensation paid to EU nationals (a) detained in and (b) deported from the UK in each month between May 2016 and May 2017.


2 August 2018

Lord Beecham asked about compensation payments made to date to Windrush immigrants affected by government immigration and detention policies.


July 2018

 

30 July 2018

Baroness Hamwee asked whether all of the 44 children held in immigration detention last year were held with their families immediately prior to return; whether all were held at Tinsley House; and whether any were detained for longer than 72 hours.


24 July 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid made an oral statement on immigration detention following the publication of Stephen Shaw’s follow-up review on immigration detention. In response, Diane Abbott MP, David Linden MP, Nigel Huddlestone MP, Yvette Cooper MP, Alex Burghart MP, Kate Green MP, Mike Wood MP, Edward Davey MP, Jim Cunningham MP, Thangam Debbonaire MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Rupa Huq MP, Steve McCabe MP and Jim Shannon MP asked for more detail on the alternatives to detention pilot announced by the Home Office and called for further debate and reform of the immigration detention system, including a time limit on detention and additional protections for people vulnerable to harm in detention.

Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated the Home Secretary’s statement in the House of Lords, where Lord RosserBaroness HamweeBaroness Lister of BurtersettLord ScrivenLord Dubs and Lord Paddick drew attention to issues including the harm caused by indefinite detention, the failings of the Adults at Risk policy, the importance of a time limit and alternatives to detention, and the upcoming JCHR inquiry into immigration detention.

Caroline Lucas MP also raised the issue of immigration detention (in particular her visit to Yarl’s Wood IRC) prior to the summer adjournment.

Joan Ryan MP asked how many people in detention were identified as Adults at Risk and subsequently released from August 2017 to July 2018.

Harriet Harman MP asked how many children have been detained over the past 8 years.

Lord Taylor of Warwick asked how many Windrush immigrants have been wrongfully detained or deported.


19 July 2018

Harriet Harman MP asked about unlawful detention claims over the past 5 years and the nationalities of people detained over the past 3 years.


18 July 2018

Harriet Harman MP asked under what statute were Windrush immigrants detained.


17 July 2018

Mary Creagh MP asked how many children have been detained in Immigration Removal Centres in each year for which information is available.


16 July 2018

During Home Office questions, Mary Creagh MP, Neil Gray MP and Afzal Khan MP asked questions about children whose parents are detained indefinitely; Gordon Henderson MP and Stuart McDonald MP asked questions about effective decision-making processes around asylum and deportation; and Paul Sweeney MP asked about the detention of trafficking survivors.

Kate Hollern MP asked for an estimate of the number of families where family members are held in separate immigration detention centres.

Layla Moran MP asked what recent assessment has been made of the adequacy of conditions for people detained at Campsfield House IRC following the visit of the hon. Member for Romsey and Southampton North on 28 June 2018.


13 July 2018

Lord Green of Deddington asked whether the Tribunal Procedure Committee has reached a decision regarding the implementation of the Government’s proposals to cap the time between an initial Home Office decision to remove a detained foreign criminal or failed asylum seeker and the conclusion of their appeal to the First-tier Tribunal.


12 July 2018

During a House of Commons debate on ‘pausing the hostile environment’, Paul Blomfield MP and Diane Abbott MP raised issues relating to immigration detention, including the need for a time limit.

In a further debate in the House of Lords, Lord Paddick and Lord Kennedy of Southwark raised questions about the impact of Home Office culture (including deportation targets and accountability). In response, Baroness Williams of Trafford accepted that the Home Office “needs to take a far more humane approach to dealing with people—because these are people and not just numbers“.

Lord Bassam of Brighton asked how many people were wrongfully detained under immigration powers between 2012 and 2017 and, of those, how many were part of the Windrush generation, and how many Home Office officials received a bonus payment for securing immigration removals in the period 2012 to 2017.

Lucy Frazer MP announced an amendment to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 to bring immigration matters for unaccompanied and separated children into scope of legal aid (in addition to those already within scope including asylum cases and immigration cases where someone is challenging a detention decision).


11 July 2018

Angela Crawley MP asked several questions about how many pregnant women have been held in immigration detention centres since 2015 and for how longhow many people being held in immigration detention centres have been in those centres for over (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) three or more yearshow many incidents of rape and sexual assault have been reported at immigration detention centres since 2015, and how many women reporting those incidences have subsequently been deported.


10 July 2018

Yvette Cooper MP asked how many people have received compensation from his Department as a result of their unlawful detention in an Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last five years.

Mary Creagh MP asked how many children have been separated from their parents while under immigration detention in each year.


9 July 2018

Barry Sheerman MP asked how many people detained in immigration removal centres have identified as (a) Christian, (b) Sikh, (c) Muslim, (d) Jewish, (e) Hindu and (f) atheist in each of the last five years.

Lord Ouseley asked a series of questions about whether the definition of the Windrush generation they use will be expanded to include those who joined their parents, grandparents and siblings after 1973, and why the descendants of the Windrush generation have been detained, threatened with deportation and denied their right to work.


6 July 2018

Deidre Brock MP asked a series of questions about the number of children separated from one or both parents or guardians as a result of immigration enforcement proceedings over the last ten years.


4 July 2018

Stephen Doughty MP asked what the maximum compensation and what the average compensation payment was to people wrongly detained by the Home Office in each of the last three years.

3 July 2018

Keith Vaz MP asked how many foreign national offenders are being held in prisons in Leicestershire.


2 July 2018

Harriet Harman MP asked what access to legal advice and representation was made available to Windrush generation detainees at the time of their detention and what steps were taken by (a) the Department, (b) removal centres and (c) other organisations to inform the Windrush generation of their rights including their right to (i) challenge detention and (ii) seek bail.


June 2018

 

27 June 2018

Lord Ramsbotham moved a motion to regret that changes to immigration detention centre regulations regarding the definition of torture used to identity people at risk of harm in detention were (a) made before the publication of Stephen Shaw’s second review into the welfare of vulnerable people in detention, and (b) included a definition too complex to be easily applied by caseworkers and doctors. Concerns about the risk of harm to people in immigration detention were raised by Baroness Lister of Burtersett, Baroness Hamwee and Lord Rosser.

Kate Green MP asked how many people were released from immigration detention on the basis of Rule 35(1) and Rule 35(3) reports at each Immigration Removal Centre in (a) 2017 and (b) 2016.

Kate Hollern MP asked how many people are in indefinite detention as a result of their (a) asylum status and (b) status as a refugee being in dispute and how many children were detained while awaiting the outcome of an application for asylum in 2017-18.


25 June 2018

Steve McCabe MP asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will grant discretionary leave to remain in the UK to asylum seekers who have been detained for a year or longer.


21 June 2018

In a House of Commons debate on refugee family reunion, Afzal Khan MP, the Shadow Immigration Minister, raised issues relating to indefinite detention, describing it as a ‘blight on our country’s moral record‘.

In a Scottish parliamentary debate on World Refugee Day, Ross Greer MSP, Christina McKelvie MSP, Pauline McNeill MSP, Angela Constance MSP and others, raised the issue of indefinite immigration detention.

Luciana Berger MP asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment had been made of the psychological impact of immigration detention on women released from detention and how many allegations of (a) sexual assault and (b) harassment by staff have been made by people held in detention centres in each of the last five years.


20 June 2018

Ian Blackford MP (SNP Westminster Leader) reminded the Prime Minister that the UK detains people indefinitely, and detains children, and called on the government to commit to ending indefinite detention. In response, Theresa May explained that, ‘We do, on occasion, need to detain people, but we take their welfare extremely seriously‘, and referred to Stephen Shaw’s second review, commissioned by the government and due to be published ‘in due course’.


14 June 2018

The Backbench Business Committee held a Westminster Hall debate on the immigration detention of victims of torture and other vulnerable people, moved by Joan Ryan MP.

Immigration detention was raised as an issue of concern by Baroness Hamwee, Lord Bassam of Brighton, Lord Parekh and Lord Kennedy of Southwark during a House of Lords’ debate on the ‘hostile environment’.

Baroness Cox asked for the total amount paid for unlawful detention claims in 2017 and the number of people held in UK immigration detention centres for over two months in 2018.

Paul Sweeney MP and Patrick Harvie MSP asked questions about the detention and attempted deportation of a Vietnamese man found to be a survivor of trafficking.


13 June 2018

Stuart McCabe MP asked about the publication of information relating to the proportion of people released from detention who were subsequently detained.

Stuart McDonald MP raised concerns about the ‘serious risks, harms and injustices‘ that could result from a proposed amendment that would exempt immigration (including private companies running immigration removal centres) from the GDPR.


12 June 2018

Baroness Sheehan raised concerns about the possibility of children entitled to British citizenship ‘being refused access to healthcare, employment, education, social assistance and housing; being held in detention centres; and potentially being removed and excluded from the country altogether‘, in response to a Motion to Regret regarding the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018.


11 June 2018

Baroness Cox asked what percentage of people held in UK immigration detention centres for over one year have been subsequently removed from the UK since May 2017.


8 June 2018

Baroness Cox asked how many people died in UK immigration detention centres from suicide or self-inflicted wounds between 1 March 2017 and 1 March 2018.


7 June 2018

During a debate on the report of the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, Lord Ramsbotham observed that in its review of the immigration detention system in 2015, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees ‘recommended a review of the whole immigration system because there were so many flaws in it—a recommendation I would repeat today‘.

Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister of State for the Home Department, observed that ‘All aspects of our detention and removal processes are subject to external scrutiny from HMIP and independent monitoring boards, and the Home Office is leading a review of our practices, including the use of de-escalation techniques and assessments of individual risk‘.


6 June 2018

Stephen Doughty MP asked how many (a) deportation and (b) removal flights were chartered by the Home Office to (i) Jamaica, (ii) India, (iii) Pakistan, (iv) Bangladesh, (v) China and (vi) Nigeria in each of the last six months.


5 June 2018

Layla Moran MP asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why his Department did not respond to the Independent Monitoring Board at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre Annual Report of 2016 within the six-week timeframe set out in Detention Services Order DSO 04/2014 and whether his Department plans to respond to the Independent Monitoring Board at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre Annual Report of 2017 within the six-week timeframe set out in Detention Services Order DSO 04/2014.


4 June 2018

Luciana Berger MP asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care how much funding his Department has spent on commissioning mental health services to treat patients in detention centres in each year since 2014  and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is a zero tolerance approach to sexual assault and harassment by staff of detainees in detention centres.

Harriet Harman MP asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many residents have been detained in immigration detention centres with issues outstanding from (a) the constituency of Camberwell and Peckham and (b) the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last seven years.

Stephen Doughty MP asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on (a) chartered and (b) commercial flights to (i) remove and (ii) deport people from the UK in each of the last three years and what his Department’s policy is on access to (a) internet, (b) email, (c) social media, (d) landline telephone, (e) mobile telephone and (f) Skype for detainees at UK immigration detention centres.


May 2018

 

25 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department makes payments to private companies for (a) each person in custody and detention and (b) each person deported in relation to immigration cases. Asked by Angus MacNeil MP.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to suspend or discontinue deportation charter flights. Asked by David Lammy MP.


21 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has paid in compensation for (a) wrongful detentions and (b) wrongful deportations in each year since 2010. Asked by Steve Reed MP.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on whether any G4S staff at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre received charges for unacceptable use of force against detainees. Asked by Catherine West MP.


11 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) mean and (b) median time spent is by the current cohort of detainees at the Gatwick detention centres. Asked by Desmond Swayne MP.


10 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were detained for immigration purposes in (1) 2010, (2) 2015, (3) 2016, and (4) 2017. Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the closure of the Cedars family immigration centre, what accommodation they now use to house families with children, when deemed necessary for immigration purposes. Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average annual cost per person held in immigration detention centres. Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.


8 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which private companies are involved in the (a) detention and (b) deportation of people (i) deemed to be and (ii) under suspicion of being in the UK illegally. Asked by Angus MacNeil MP.


4 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been detained for periods longer than 28 days at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre since 2010. Asked by Alex Sobel MP.


2 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the High Court Judgment of 10 October 2017, Medical Justice v. Secretary of State, what steps her Department is taking to review the guidance in respect of torture; and with which organisations her Department has consulted on that guidance. Asked by Paul Sweeney MP.


1 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of the 24 April to Question 136754 on Immigrants: Detainees, whether the pay rates for immigration-related detainees are consistent throughout the prison service. Asked by Steve McCabe MP.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of the 24 April to Question 136754, what the longest period is for a detainee to have been held; and how many and what proportion of released detainees were subsequently detained within (i) one month of their release and (ii) six months of their release. Asked by Steve McCabe MP.


April 2018
September 2017

 

19th September 2017

Scottish Parliament: Debate: Dignity, Equality and Human Rights (reference to immigration detention).  Raised by Pauline McNeill MSP


18th September 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the merits of detaining (1) persons awaiting deportation who have served custodial prison sentences, and (2) others awaiting deportation, in separate establishments.  Asked by Lord Marlesford


14th September 2017

Home Affairs Select Committee – Brook House Immigration Removal Centre inquiry


13th September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will introduce a time limit for holding immigration and asylum applicants.  Asked by Matthew Offord MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is that detainees have remained at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in the latest period for which figures are available.  Asked by Matthew Offord MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make statutory provision of appropriate adults for vulnerable adult detainees; and if she will make a statement.  Asked by Luciana Berger MP


11th September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place to ensure that human rights legislation is complied with in respect of detainees at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Layla Moran MP


7th September 2017

May we have a statement from the Home Secretary on the shocking and sickening revelation on BBC’s “Panorama” about Brook House immigration detention centre? It showed the shocking behaviour of G4S staff and how our immigration detention system is not working, with committed criminals who should have been deported being held alongside asylum seekers not convicted of any crime.  Asked by Stephen Doughty MP


5th September 2017

How many foreign-national offenders are there in our prisons, and why is not more being done to send them to secure detention in their own countries?  Asked by Philip Hollobone MP


August 2017
July 2017

 

31st July 2017

Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 July (HL Deb, col 789) regarding rates of pay for work undertaken by immigration removal centre detainees, how much was paid to detainees in aggregate, and for how many hours’ work, in the last year for which figures are available; whether the savings in the running costs of immigration removal centres represented by detainees undertaking work which would otherwise have been paid at commercial rates accrue to (1) HM Treasury, (2) to the immigration removal centre providers, or (3) other bodies or agencies.  Asked by Baroness Hamwee


31st July 2017

Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 July (HL Deb, col 789) stating that immigration removal centre providers must make a minimum number of opportunities available for detainees to participate voluntarily in paid activity, whether contracts with immigration removal centre providers assume that detainees will volunteer for a certain number of hours of paid work; and if so, (1) what is the total number of hours of such paid work assumed for each immigration removal centre, and (2) how many hours of paid work were undertaken by detainees in each immigration removal centre, for each of the last five years.  Asked by Lord Rosser


24th July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had indefinite detentions in the UK in each of the last five years; and what the age groups are of those people.  Asked by Jim Shannon Shadow MP


24th July 2017

Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 July (HL Deb, col 789) stating that immigration removal centre providers must make a minimum number of opportunities available for detainees to participate voluntarily in paid activity, whether the contracts with those providers establish the rate of pay for detainees; if so, what is that rate of pay; and whether it is contractually permitted for the work undertaken by detainees to replace that which would otherwise be undertaken by contract staff.  Asked by Lord Rosser


20th July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals have been detained under Immigration Act powers in each of the last five years.  Asked by Tom Brake MP


20th July 2017

Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to ensure that UK funding which is intended to mitigate the migration crisis in the central Mediterranean is not used to finance the indefinite detention of migrant and refugee children.  Asked by Lord Judd


20th July 2017

Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have put in place to ensure that UK funding which is intended to address the central Mediterranean migration crisis is not used to finance the increased detention of refugees and migrants in a manner which denies them their right to asylum.  Asked by Lord Judd


19th July 2017

Refugees – Question for Short Debate (reference to immigration detention).  Raised by Lord Roberts of Llandudno


18th July 2017

Will she say what the Government are doing with respect to transgender people in our prisons, where there has been a serious spate of suicides because of the way they are treated?  (reference to immigration detention in the answer).  Asked by Lord Patel


17th July 2017

Brexit: UK-EU Movement of People (EUC Report) – Motion to Take Note – in the House of Lords (reference to immigration detention.  Raised by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb


14th July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and which detention centres she has visited since her appointment.  Asked by Keith Vaz MP


10th July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are in place to ensure human rights legislation is complied with in respect of detainees in Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Lisa Cameron MP


10th July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Stephen Shaw will begin his follow-up review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons.  Asked by Paul Blomfield MP


4th July 2017

Immigration Centre Detainees: Pay – Question and Short debate – in the House of Lords – Raised by Baroness Hamwee and others


June 2017
May 2017
April 2017

27th April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has paid in compensation for unlawful immigration detention since figures on such compensation payments were published in 2014-15.  Asked by Sarah Wollaston MP


26th April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether procedures have changed as a result of recent successful prosecutions for unlawful immigration detention.  Asked by Sarah Wollaston MP


24th April 2017

Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Biometrics and Legal Aid) Regulations 2017 – Motion to Approve – House of Lords – Debate (reference to immigration detention)


20th April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to develop and implement community-based alternatives to detention for (a) vulnerable people who have already been detained and (b) people at risk of vulnerability as a result of detention.  Asked by Rob Flello MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what community-based alternatives to detention her Department developed and implemented as a result of the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration, published in March 2015, and the report by Stephen Shaw, Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Cm 9186, published in January 2016.  Asked by Rob Flello MP


18th April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women recorded as pregnant have been held in immigration detention since the Immigration Act 2016 came into force; and how many of those women left detention to be removed from the UK.  Asked by Nusrat Ghani MP


6th April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people identified as LGBT were held in asylum detention centres for more than (1) one month, (2) two months, (3) six months, and (4) one year, over the last two years.  Asked by Lord Scriven

To ask Her Majesty’s Government in relation to those claiming asylum on the grounds of being LGBT, how many cases have not been determined after (1) one year, and (2) two years, from the date of the individual claiming asylum.  Asked by Lord Scriven


3rd April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March.  Asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, in particular that (1) too many detainees were held for prolonged periods, (2) the average length of detention was high, (3) children were detained for long periods of time due to failures in age assessment processes, (4) in one case, an incorrect Home Office age assessment led to the detention of a child for 36 days before social services confirmed that the boy was 16 years old, (5) the adults at risk policy was not yet widely understood, (6) there had been a three-fold increase in incidents of self-harm since the previous inspection, (7) the causes of self-harm had not been sufficiently analysed and there was no strategy to reduce it, and (8) four detainees had narrowly escaped fatal or serious injuries as a result of self-harm during the previous year.  Asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what assessment they have made of the reasons for children being detained at the centre for (1) 12 days, (2) 36 days, and (3) 151 days, during the last year.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what steps they are taking to reduce the length of time individuals are detained; and whether they plan to introduce a maximum length of detention.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in introducing detention reviews for those held in immigration removal centres.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to introduce automatic bail hearings under Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what steps they are taking to reduce the length of time individuals are detained for immigration purposes.  Asked by Lord Scriven

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with civil society organisations regarding community-based alternatives to immigration detention centres.  Asked by Lord Scriven

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what steps they are taking to ensure that staff in immigration detention centres understand and apply their guidance on adults at risk in immigration detention.  Asked by Lord Scriven

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what assessment they have made of the relationship between the absence of limits on the length of time an individual can be detained and the incidence of self-harm in immigration detention centres.  Asked by Lord Scriven


March 2017

 

29th March 2017

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman – Prisons and Courts Bill – Public Bill Committee – proposed amendment for the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman to investigate where a person has been held in immigration detention for more than 28 days.  Introduced by Richard Arkless MP

Prisons and Courts Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Investigations of deaths in immigration detention within the Ombudsman’s remit.

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector and Inspectorate of Prisons – Prisons and Courts Bill – Public Bill Committee – proposed amendment to ensure HMIP is compliant with OPCAT (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture) in relation to places of detention.  Introduced by Yasmin Qureshi MP


28th March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on use of dogs to patrol (a) immigration detention centres and (b) Dungavel immigration removal centre.  Asked by Stuart McDonald MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of detaining EU nationals in immigration removal centres in each of the last five years.  Asked by Anne Main MP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they did not disclose to Parliament the number of LGBT asylum seekers held in detention over the last eighteen months, despite several oral and written questions, but did disclose the figures through an FOI request by Attitude magazine.  Asked by Lord Scriven

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why Campsfield House, Colnbrook, Harmondsworth and Tinsley House detention centres were unable to give full figures to Attitude magazine of the number of LGBT asylum seekers being held in detention and what action has been taken to rectify this.  Asked by Lord Scriven

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers who have been recorded as LGBT have been held in detention over the last 12 months and what was the length of detention in each case.  Asked by Lord Scriven


22nd March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so what, provision is made, or will be made, for the rehabilitation of (1) asylum seekers detained in detention centres whose claims are successful, (2) individuals who have been detained in detention centres and are subsequently released, and (3) individuals who, in exceptional circumstances, are detained in detention centres for a period of (a) 1 to 2 years, (b) 2 to 3 years, and (c) three years or more.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno


20th March 2017

Prisons and Courts Bill – in the House of Commons – (reference to immigration detention)


20th March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations by Women for Refugee Women for the use of support and engagement in the asylum process as a means of reducing the use of immigration detention, contained in the report The Way Ahead; an asylum system without detention, published on 1 March.  Asked by Lord Ramsbotham


15th March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) children, or (2) members of their family, (a) have been removed from education, (b) have been removed from the country, (c) are in detention, or (d) have been otherwise contacted by immigration officers, as a result of the transfer of data from the National Pupil Database to the Removals Casework Team since 2015 under the memorandum of understanding on data sharing between the Home Office and the Department for Education; and, with regard to such removals, detentions and contacts, who is accountable for the duty to promote the welfare of children under section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.  Asked by Lord Scriven


14th March 2017

Detention of Vulnerable Persons – Westminster Hall Debate


13th March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Enfield, Southgate of 6 March 2017, Official Report, column 561, when the current system of detention reviews will be replaced by individual removal assessments and reviews.  Asked by David Burrowes MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish her Department’s plan for the future of the immigration detention estate.  Asked by David Burrowes MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 6 March 2017, Official Report, column 561 on immigration: indefinite detention, on what date her Department plans to publish its plan for the future of the immigration detention estate.  Asked by David Burrowes MP


6th March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 February (HL5169), whether, in his review of the implementation of the recommendations set out in the Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Stephen Shaw CBE will be asked to refer to those recommendations that have been implemented partially or not at all.  Asked by Baroness Hamwee

Immigration: Indefinite Detention – Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department – in the House of Commons.  Raised by Caroline Lucas MP, Diane Abbott MP, David Burrowes MP

Topical Questions – Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department – in the House of Commons (reference to immigration detention).  Raised by Carol Monaghan MP, Anne McLaughlin MP


2nd March 2017

Torture and the Treatment of Asylum Claims – Backbench Business – in Westminster Hall (reference to immigration detention).  Raised by Gareth Thomas MP, Margaret Ferrier MP

Business of the House – Oral Answers to Questions – Electoral Commission Committee – in the House of Commons (reference to immigration detention).  Asked by Valerie Vaz MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Investigatory Powers Commissioner will have oversight of the Government guidance, Consolidated Guidance to Intelligence Officers and Service Personnel on the Detention and Interviewing of Detainees Overseas, and on the Passing and Receipt of Intelligence Relating to Detainees, published in July 2010.  Asked by Caroline Lucas MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to table dt 09 q of the Quarterly Immigration Statistics, October to December 2016, for what reasons two children who left immigration detention in the fourth quarter of 2016 has been detained for between 29 days and two months.  Asked by Tom Brake MP


1st March 2017

It would be easier to manage the 85,000 prisoners in our jails if we did not have to incarcerate 10,000 foreign nationals who should be in prison in their own country. This week Jamaica rejected the Government’s offer of returning its foreign nationals. What steps are the Government taking to get these people back to secure detention in their own countries?  Asked by Philip Hollobone MP


February 2017

 

27th February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained in an immigration removal centre were subsequently removed or deported from the UK in each year from 2013 to 2017.  Asked by Tulip Siddiq MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the daily cost to the public purse is of detaining an individual in (a) a short-term holding facility and (b) an immigration removal centre.  Asked by Tulip Siddiq MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NGOs will be able to engage with this year’s review of the health and wellbeing needs assessment programme in immigration removal centres.  Asked by Andrew Smith MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable and format is for this year’s review of the health and wellbeing needs assessment programme in immigration removal centres.  Asked by Andrew Smith MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a review has been commissioned for completion this year to follow the health and wellbeing needs assessment programme in Immigration Removal Centres which reported in 2015.  Asked by Andrew Smith MP


24th February 2017

Report on the Review of the Use and Retention of Custody Images – Home Office written statement


23rd February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants were detained in each year between 2013 and 2017 whilst appealing a rejection of their application; and how many of those applicants were successful in appealing that decision.  Asked by Tulip Siddiq MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been detained by UKVI after submitting an asylum application in each year since 2013.  Asked by Tulip Siddiq MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants have been detained in each year since 2013, and how many of those applicants were detained in (a) a short-term facility, and (b) an Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Tulip Siddiq MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time spent in detention by an asylum applicant was in each year from 2013 to 2017.  Asked by Tulip Siddiq MP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procurement process was undertaken by the Home Office before awarding G4S the welfare services provider contract for Tinsley House pre-departure accommodation; whether it was an open tender exercise; what the duration of the contract is; and whether that contract is formally linked to G4S’s contract as custodial provider.  Asked by Baroness Hamwee

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to ensure that children staying at Tinsley House pre-departure accommodation are not affected by being held on the same site as a place of detention; and whether, when accessing outdoor play facilities, those children will be protected from seeing and hearing the detention site.  Asked by Baroness Hamwee

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what training and experience G4S staff at Tinsley House pre-departure accommodation have in working with vulnerable children of various nationalities and backgrounds.  Asked by Baroness Hamwee


20th February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on granting hon. Members clearance to visit immigration removal centres outside of their constituency.  Asked by Caroline Lucas MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is to respond to requests by hon. Members to visit immigration removal centres.  Asked by Caroline Lucas MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hon. Members have (a) requested and (b) been granted clearance to visit (i) immigration removal centres and (ii) Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in the last three years for which figures are available.  Asked by Caroline Lucas MP


10th February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of a prisoner’s incarceration is at HM Prison Huntercombe; and for what reasons prisoners leave that prison.  Asked by Keith Vaz MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report by the Centre for Mental Health, entitled Immigration Removal Centres in England: A mental heath needs analysis, published on 9 January 2017.  Asked by Paul Blomfield MP


9th February 2017

My Lords, just three weeks ago I spent half a day in an immigration removal centre and so gained an up-to-date insight into some of the complex and sensitive issues that are being dealt with there. Concerns continue to be raised about the level of religious literacy among some of the asylum caseworkers. Is the Minister content with the level of training that they are getting in religious literacy and, if not, what can be done to improve it?  Asked by The Bishop of St Albans

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Immigration, Mr Robert Goodwill on 19 January (59369), what is the timetable for the follow-up review of progress against key actions contained in the Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons (Cm 9186), published in January 2016; and what resources, including staff resources, will be made available to Stephen Shaw QC to carry out the review.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Immigration, Mr Robert Goodwill on 19 January (59369), against which key actions from the Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons (Cm 9186), published in January 2016, will Stephen Shaw QC be asked to assess progress, and whether he will have any say in which key actions are included in his remit.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett


6th February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2017 to Question 59369, on immigrant detainees, what the terms of reference are for Stephen Shaw’s review.  Asked by Paul Blomfield MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff of her Department will support Stephen Shaw in producing the review of his report on immigration detention.  Asked by Paul Blomfield MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects Stephen Shaw to (a) begin, (b) complete and (c) publish the findings of his review of his report on immigration detention.  Asked by Paul Blomfield MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2017 to Question 59369, on immigrant detainees, what the key actions are from Stephen Shaw’s previous report.  Asked by Paul Blomfield MP


3rd February 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many LGBT asylum seekers from Russia have been held in UK detention centres in the last three years.  Asked by Baroness Barker

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average length of detention of LGBT people seeking asylum from Russia in each of the last three years.  Asked by Baroness Barker


January 2017

 

24th January 2017

I cautiously welcome the new guidance regarding the management of transgender prisoners, and I am sure we are all keen to see all transgender people treated with respect and dignity. However, can the Minister assure the House that the new guidance applies to transgender people held in immigration and detention centres, as well as to those housed in the general prison system?  Asked by Carolyn Harris MP

How many foreign national offenders are in prison; and what steps she is taking to return those people to prison in their own countries.  Asked by Philip Hollobone MP


19th January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2016 to Question 56463, when in 2017 her Department will ask Stephen Shaw QC to carry out a review of the adults at risk guidance.  Asked by Kate Osamor MP


12th January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is government policy to detain undocumented workers who claim that they are victims of trafficking or modern slavery as part of Operation Magnify.  Asked by Kate Osamor MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases in 2016 was the allegation that a proxy took an English examination on behalf of another person the basis for (a) deportation and (b) detention in an immigration removal centre.  Asked by Andrew Smith MP


11th January 2017

Asylum Seekers: Right to Work – Westminster Hall Debate (reference to immigration detention) Raised by Alison Thewliss MP


10th January 2017

Policing and Crime Bill – in the House of Commons – Duties in relation to Collaboration Agreements (reference to immigration detention) Raised by James Berry MP

Policing and Crime Bill – in the House of Commons – Coroners’ investigations into deaths: meaning of “state detention” (reference to immigration detention)


10th January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children under 16 years of age are currently being held in detention centres; and, of those, how many have been detained for periods of (1) less than six months, (2) six to 12 months, and (3) more than 12 months.  Asked by Lord Smith of Hindhead

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied child asylum seekers under 16 years of age are currently being held in detention centres; and, of those, how many have been detained for periods of (1) less than six months, (2) six to 12 months, and (3) more than 12 months.  Asked by Lord Smith of Hindhead


9th January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deaths have occurred in immigration detention centres in each year since 2007.  Asked by Alison Thewliss MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are on suicide watch in immigration detention centres.  Asked by Alison Thewliss MP

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Immigration to the Home Affairs Select Committee of 18 November 2016, what review of detention needs is taking place; and what the timescale is for that review.  Asked by Gavin Newlands MP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in introducing individual removals plans as outlined in their response to the independent review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons, published on 14 January.  Asked by Lord Ramsbotham

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring into force paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016 regarding bail hearings for individuals in immigration detention.  Asked by Lord Ramsbotham


February 2016

 

10th February 2016

Refugees: UK Government Policy – Westminster Hall Debate – House of Commons (References to Detention)

9th February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost of deporting a person deemed to be an illegal immigrant.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

8th February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of safety and welfare in immigrant detention centres in the UK.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

8th February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the suitability of conditions at immigration detention units at airports in the UK.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

8th February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they received Stephen Shaw’s report Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

5th February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will issue a response to the Dying for Justice report published by the Institute of Race Relations in March 2015.  Asked by Andrew Slaughter

4th February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a response to each of the recommendations made in Stephen Shaw’s Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Cm 9186, before Report Stage on the Immigration Bill in the House of Lords.  Asked by Paul Blomfield

4th February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions she has visited an Immigration Removal Centre since becoming Home Secretary.  Asked by Paul Blomfield

3rd February 2016

Immigration Bill – Committee Stage – House of Lords (4th Day) (References to Detention)

3rd February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government which, if any, of the recommendations of the report on the welfare of immigration detainees by Stephen Shaw have been rejected, and on what grounds.  Asked by Lord Beecham

1st February 2016

Immigration Bill — Committee Stage – House of Lords (3rd Day) (Numerous References to Detention) and many more references here


January 2016

 

28th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was to the public purse of immigration holding and removal centres in each of the last three years.   Asked by Gavin Robinson

28th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 September 2015 to Question HC 1906, on Asylum, what recent progress has been made on resuming the Detained Fast Track system.   Asked by Tulip Siddiq

28th January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to respond in detail to the recommendations in the report of the Shaw review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons.   Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

28th January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have accepted the recommendation in the report of the Shaw review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons that there should be an absolute exclusion from detention of pregnant women; and if not, why not.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

25th January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to set a maximum limit on the length of time that an individual can be detained in immigration detention centres.  Asked by Lord Patten

22nd January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been accommodated in Cedars pre-departure accommodation in Crawley in each month since its establishment.  Asked by Alistair Carmichael

22nd January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a response to each of the recommendations made in Stephen Shaw’s Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Cm 9186, before Report Stage on the Immigration Bill in the House of Lords.  Asked by Paul Blomfield

19th January 2016

Access to Justice: Vulnerable People – Westminster Hall Debate (brief reference to detention)

18th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average duration of stay in an immigration holding or removal centre was in the last year.  Asked by Gavin Robinson

18th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the longest length of time is that a person has spent in an immigration holding or detention centre in the last five years.  Asked by Gavin Robinson

18th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 6 January 2016 to Questions 21298 and 21317 on detention: centres, if she will take steps to collect the information referred to and to publish it on a regular basis.  Asked by Gavin Robinson

18th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was to the public purse of immigration holding and removal centres in each of the last three years.  Asked by Gavin Robinson

18th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost was to the public purse of the (a) detention and (b) deportation of each illegal immigrant in each constituency in each of the last three years.  Asked by Gavin Robinson

14th January 2016

Motion to Take Note – Identity Documentation – House of Lords (reference to detention)

14th January 2016

Detainees: Pregnancy – Women and Equalities – House of Commons Debate

14th January 2016

Immigration Detention: Response to Stephen Shaw’s report into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons – Home Office written statement – House of Commons.

12th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are held in each immigration holding or removal centre in the UK.  Asked by Gavin Robinson

12th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been re-admitted to an immigration holding or removal centre having been previously removed from the UK in the last three years.  Asked by Gavin Robinson

12th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the greatest number of times is that a person has been admitted to an immigration holding or removal centre having been previously removed from the UK.  Asked by Gavin Robinson

6th January 2016

Westminster Hall Debate: Healthcare in Yarl’s Wood

5th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been age assessed while in detention in each of the last 12 months; and how such assessments were carried out by immigration officers.  Asked by Sarah Champion

4th January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration detainees who are (a) foreign national offenders convicted of immigration offences, (b) foreign national offenders convicted of non-immigration offences and (c) other detainees were held in immigration detention for (i) 28 days or fewer, (ii) over 28 days but fewer than four months and (iii) over four months in the last year.  Asked by Paul Blomfield


December 2015

 

29th December 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Resolution of the House of Commons of 10 September calling on them to implement the recommendations of the report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom, by the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Refugees and Migration.  Asked by Lord Hylton

22nd December 2015

Second Reading  – Immigration Bill – House of Lords (numerous references to immigration detention)

21st December 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are detained in each Immigration Detention Centre.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

15th December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration detainees were held in each prison establishment in each of the last 12 months.  Asked by David Anderson

15th December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are employed in prisons in (a) the most recent period for which figures are available and (b) each of the last five years.  Asked by Christina Rees

10th December 2015

International Human Rights Debate – Backbench Business – House of Commons (references to immigration detention)

10th December 2015

Motion to Take Note: Legal Aid – House of Lords (references to immigration detention by the Earl of Sandwich)

9th December 2015

Petitions – Treatment of Asylum Seekers – House of Commons (reference to immigration detention)

8th December 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions the fire brigade has been called to an incident at a migrant detention centre in each of the last five years.  Asked by Lord Falconer of Thoroton

8th December 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in preventing the bullying, harassment and abuse of LGBTI people in immigration detention centres, in the light of the recent inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration, and of concerns expressed by the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group.  Asked by Lord Scriven

2nd December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions are in place to safeguard the welfare of pregnant women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Kate Osamor

2nd December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions are in place to safeguard the welfare of pregnant women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Kate Osamor

2nd December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) average and (b) longest recorded waiting time was between a detainee at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre sounding the emergency alarm in their room and an officer arriving to assist them in each of the last three years.  Asked by Kate Osamor

1st December 2015

Report Stage and Third reading – Immigration Bill – House of Commons (numerous references to immigration detention)


November 2015

 

26th November 2015

What discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on immigration detention of pregnant women.  Asked by Caroline Spelman

25th November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of detainees held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre are receiving medication for mental health problems; and what proportion of those detainees have had their dosage increased since being held in detention.  Asked by Kate Osamor

24th November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people held in immigration detention are (a) foreign national offenders convicted of immigration related offences, (b) foreign national offenders convicted of other offences and (c) non-foreign nationals.  Asked by Paul Blomfield.

24th November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of women detained in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in the last year have (a) attempted to or (b) inflicted harm upon themselves.  Asked by Kate Osamor

24th November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hon. Members have had a request to visit Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre refused in the last 12 months; and on what grounds each such refusal was justified.  Asked by Kate Osamor

24th November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre have legal representation.  Asked by Kate Osamor

24th November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (a) claim that they are victims of human trafficking and (b) have been identified by the National Referral Mechanism as victims of human trafficking.  Asked by Kate Osamor

20th November 2015

Transpeople (Prisons):  Question concerning Government review of gender detention policy.  Asked by Sarah Champion

20th November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration detainees who are (a) foreign national offenders convicted of immigration offences, (b) foreign national offenders convicted of non-immigration offences and (c) other detainees were held in immigration detention for (i) 28 days or fewer, (ii) over 28 days but fewer than four months and (iii) over four months in the last year.  Asked by Paul Blomfield

19th November 2015

Male Suicide and International Men’s Day – Westminster Hall [Mike Gapes in the Chair] – Backbench Business.  Reference to increase in detention suicides

19th November 2015

Business of the House: “The Leader of the House has provided us with a single day for all the remaining stages of the Immigration Bill, on 1 December, but the Government promised that they would publish the review by Stephen Shaw of the welfare of detainees in immigration removal centres before the Bill completed its passage. It must surely be right that we in this House should consider Mr Shaw’s findings before signing the Bill off. Will the Leader of the House guarantee that the report will be published in plenty of time before 1 December?” Asked by Chris Bryant

19th November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the Shaw review into the welfare of vulnerable persons in immigration detention.  Asked by Lord Ramsbotham

18th November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 13 October (HL2299), why they do not hold information on the cost of deportations.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

17th November 2015

Justice & Home Affairs post-Council Statement – Home Office written statement.  Reference to detention

10th November 2015

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – New Clause 16 – Detention etc. by immigration officers in Scotland.  Reference to detention

10th November 2015

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Schedule 6 – Support for certain categories of migrant. Reference to Immigration Detention

10th November 2015

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – New Clause 1 – Detention of persons – exempted persons. Numerous references to Immigration Detention

6th November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances a coroner’s investigation and court hearing is not necessary in the case of a sudden death. Asked by Lord Laird

4th November 2015

Criminal Justice: Transgender People – Oral Questions – in the House of Lords. My Lords, if the key issue is legal recognition, why, in the care and management of transsexual detainees for immigration purposes, does the Home Office manual state that it is appropriate to place transsexuals in the estate of their acquired gender, “even if the law does not recognise them in their acquired gender”, and why can that not be applied to the Prison Service as well? Asked by Lord Scriven

4th November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pregnant women are detained at Yarl’s Wood. Asked by Kate Osamor

3rd November 2015

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Schedule 5 – Immigration bail. Numerous references to Immigration Detention

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Clause 29 – Immigration bail. Numerous references to Immigration Detention

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Clause 25 – Seizure of nationality documents by detainee custody officers etc. Reference to Immigration Detention

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Clause 26 – Amendments relating to sections 24 and 25. Reference to Immigration Detention

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Clause 24 – Search for nationality documents by detainee custody officers etc. Reference to Immigration Detention

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Clause 19 – Powers in connection with examination, detention and removal. Reference to Immigration Detention

2nd November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration in the report of the inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom published in March 2015 that the wording of the Government’s policy on the detention of individuals with mental illnesses should be changed to that which was in place before August 2010. Asked by Baroness Hamwee

2nd November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which medical professionals are using the definition of torture as defined in R (EO & Ors) v SSHD [2013] EWHC 1236 (Admin) when completing Rule 35 reports in respect of persons in immigration detention. Asked by Baroness Hamwee

2nd November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the judgment in Lord Chancellor v Detention Action [2015] EWCA Civ 840, they will reconsider the sections of the Immigration Bill that provide for individuals having to appeal their cases after deportation. Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno


October 2015

 

29th October 2015

Motion to Take Note – in the House of Lords Prisons: Young People. Reference to Immigration Detention

27th October 2015

Motion to Annul – Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 – in the House of Lords. References to Immigration Detention

27th October 2015

Public Bill Committee – Aggravation of offence under section 5 Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]. Reference to Detention in proceedings on Clause 1 and Clause 6

26th October 2015

Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Oral Questions – in the House of Lords: My Lords, there is some research saying that nearly 50% of children who are going on to detention centres go missing within their first 48 hours within Europe. What are the Government doing to ensure that these children are not being trafficked? Asked by Baroness Manzoor

23rd October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the findings of the follow-up audit of reports made under Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001. Asked by Caroline Spelman

23rd October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he made of the effect of NHS England taking over responsibility for commissioning health services within the immigration detention estate in England on the adequacy of health provision within that estate. Asked by Paul Blomfield

22nd October 2015

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Examination of Witnesses (3rd Sitting). Reference to Immigration Detention

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Examination of Witnesses. Numerous references to Immigration Detention

22nd October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the longest recorded time is for which a person has been held in immigration detention since 2010. Asked by Kate Osamor

22nd October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department did not renew the Choices contract in detention centres; and what assessment the Government has made of the effect of that decision on the number of people in detention taking up voluntary return and being removed from the UK. Asked by Thangam Debbonaire

21st October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her announcement on 9 February 2015 on an independent review of policies and procedures affecting the welfare of those held in immigration removal centres, and pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 10 September 2015, Official Report, column 601, when she expects that review will be published. Asked by David Burrowes

20th October 2015

Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee – Examination of Witnesses (2nd Sitting). Reference to Immigration Detention

19th October 2015

Westminster Hall Debate – Immigration

Reference to detention by Kier Starmer

19th October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the short-term holding facility rules.  Asked by Lord Avebury

15th October 2015

EU Justice & Home Affairs post-Council statement – Home Office written statement by Theresa May.

14th October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking have been detained in the last five years.   Asked by Kate Osamor

13th October 2015

Immigration Bill – Second Reading  – in the House of Commons.

Numerous references to detention, including by: Andy Burnham, Richard Fuller, Stuart C. McDonald, Theresa May, Imran Hussain, Alistair Carmichael, Joanna Cherry, James Brokenshire, Suella Fernandes, Lady Hermon.

12th October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the contribution of 26 March 2015 by the then Parliamentary under Secretary of State, on Immigration: Detention, Official Report, House of Lords, column 1587, what recent assessment she has made of changes in the number of people held in immigration removal centres; and what steps she is taking to reduce growth in such numbers.   Asked by David Burrowes

12th October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported from each of the UK’s refugee detention centres in each of the last five years.   Asked by Gavin Newlands

12th October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of why those asylum seekers detained at the Dungavel facility had their applications refused in the last year; and what reasons were given in each case for that refusal.   Asked by Gavin Newlands


September 2015

 

28th September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of victims of trafficking who were detained in immigration detention since (a) January 2015 and (b) June 2015.  Asked by Lousie Haigh.

21st September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Court of Appeal’s ruling in Lord Chancellor v Detention Action [2015] EWCA Civ 840 regarding the Detained Fast Track, what steps they are taking to ensure that immigration officers can process asylum claims quickly and efficiently.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

21st September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what audit procedures are performed across the immigration detention estate to ensure that the requirements of Detention Services Order 13/2012 regarding the transfer of medical records when transferring detainees between detention centres, or removing them under escort, are carried out.  Asked by Lord Ramsbotham.

21st September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what audit procedures, if any, exist under the Detention Centre Rules 2001, or other detention centre rules, to monitor the preparation and presentation of medical records and discharge summaries to detainees on release or unescorted removal; if such procedures exist, what were the results of the audit or audits in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available; and if such procedures do not exist, whether they plan to take steps to put such procedures in place.  Asked by Lord Ramsbotham.

18th September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal migrants have been forcibly deported in the last three years for which figures are available.  Asked by David Davies (Monmouth).

18th September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average daily cost is of detaining a person at Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Stuart McDonald.

18th September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average daily cost is of detaining an individual at Dungavel detention centre.  Asked by Stuart McDonald.

18th September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people with a mental health disorder who were detained in immigration detention in the 12 months to June 2015.  Asked by Louise Haigh.

14th September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Independent Monitoring Board on the non-residential short-term holding facilities at London Heathrow Airport for the period February 2014 to January 2015.  Asked by Lord Avebury.

10th September 2015

Immigration Detention Debate – Business of the House – in the House of Commons on 10th September 2015.

10th September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of each nationality are detained at Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Stuart McDonald.

10th September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of each nationality detained at Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre have been detained at that centre for more than (a) three, (b) six and (c) 12 months.  Asked by Stuart McDonald.

10th September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed at Dungavel detention centre; and what the (a) roles and (b) grades are of those staff.  Asked by Stuart McDonald.

8th September 2015

How many foreign national offenders are there in our prisons, and will any effective action be taken during the lifetime of this Parliament drastically to increase the numbers returned to secure detention in their own countries?  Asked by Philip Hollobone.


July 2015

 

28th July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum applicants in the Detained Fast Track have been released from detention since 26 June who (1) were awaiting an initial decision; (2) had been refused but were awaiting an appeal hearing; (3) were awaiting an appeal determination; and (4) had exhausted all rights of appeal; and for each group, what information those applicants had been given regarding (a) the decision in R (Detention Action) v First-Tier Tribunal [2015] EWHC 1689; (b) the suspension of the Detained Fast Track; and ©) the redress available to them.  Asked by Baroness Hamwee.

24th July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases or outbreaks of reportable diseases in prisons and immigration removal centres have occurred in each of the last three years.  Asked by Baroness Suttie.

22nd July 2015

Motion to Agree – UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report) – in the House of Lords.  Baroness Ludford makes reference.

21st July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what circumstances a person liable to be arrested for deportation is notified in advance that they will be arrested.  Asked by Philip Davies Conservative.

20th July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to limit the time that an individual may be held in immigration detention; and whether they plan to take steps to ensure that people who have suffered rape, sexual assault or torture are never detained.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

16th July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the fast-track detention system.  Asked by Lord Taylor of Warwick.

15th July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will accept the recommendation in the Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and on Immigration, published 3 March 2015, that the period for which immigrants can be detained should be lowered to 28 days.  Asked by Vicky Foxcroft.

15th July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether immigration detention is an area where they could make savings.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

14th July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether latent tuberculosis infection screening is incorporated into routine medical checks at immigration centres.  Asked by Baroness Suttie.

10th July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the High Court judgement in Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2015] EWHC 1689 (Admin) and the subsequent decision on 26 June 2015 by the Court of Appeal to lift the stay on that ruling, if she will suspend forced returns of people who have previously had their asylum appeal heard under the Fast Track Rules.  Asked by Paul Blomfield.

9th July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the average length of time it takes for local authorities to find accommodation in the community for a person who has been detained in an immigration removal centre and subsequently been found to be under 18 following a Merton compliant age assessment.  Asked by Tulip Siddiq.

9th July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the average length of time its takes for local authorities to conduct a Merton compliant age assessment for an individual held in an immigration removal centre and classified as an age dispute case.  Asked by Tulip Siddiq.

9th July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether records are kept on the proportion of new arrivals at immigration centres who have communicable diseases.  Asked by Baroness Suttie.

9th July 2015

Refugees and Migrants from Asia and Africa — Motion to Take Note – in the House of Lords.  Mention by Baroness Hamwee.

6th July 2015

In 2013, 4,286 asylum seekers were locked up under the scheme in Yarl’s Wood and elsewhere—a 73% increase on the 2012 figure. Given the concerns about violence against women highlighted by the UN special rapporteur, will the Government, instead of rushing to put in place a replacement for this scheme, work with outside agencies and experts to ensure that procedures are in place that safeguard vulnerable asylum seekers and make detention an absolute last resort?  Asked by Joanna Cherry.

2nd July 2015

Asylum – Detaind Fast Track – Home Office written statement – by Lord Bates

2nd July 2015

Asylum – Detaind Fast Track – Home Office written statement – by James Brokenshire


June 2015

 

30th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners have sought to challenge a deportation decision under the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights since 2010.  Asked by Philip Davies.

30th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to receive the independent review of the welfare of detainees in immigration removal centres; and whether they plan to publish that review.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

30th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue to provide religious and spiritual support for the detainees at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Lord Ahmed.

30th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether MITIE has provided adequate amounts of food to Muslim detainees at Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres during the month of Ramadan and at the time of sunset.  Asked by lord Ahmed.

30th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have approved the withdrawal of religious support for detainees at Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres.  Asked by Lord Ahmed.

30th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the standard of the services provided by the private outsourcing group MITIE at Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres.  Asked by Lord Ahmed.

30th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the hygiene and stability of conditions of the Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre; and what actions, if any, they have taken to ensure the hygiene and stability of the Centre.  Asked by Lord Ahmed.

29th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested in connection with English language test fraud in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many such people were (a) held as an immigration detainee, (b) released and (c) deported.  Asked by Philip Davies.

29th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on screening for tuberculosis in reception centres for migrants arriving in the United Kingdom.  Asked by Baroness Suttie.

25th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures she plans to take to implement the recommendations of the most recent report on Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons; and if she will conduct a review of the operation of (a) the families unit and (b) alternatives to detention at that centre.  Asked by Caroline Lucas.

25th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of detainees sent to Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre were assessed by a nurse upon arrival in the last 12 months.  Asked by Caroline Lucas.

25th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will commission an audit of reports submitted by healthcare professionals in Immigration Removal Centres under Detention Centre Rule 35 to maintain compliance with policy on the detention of victims of crime.  Asked by Caroline Lucas.

25th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation her Department paid following the unlawful detention of individuals under immigration powers in the financial year 2014-15.  Asked by David Burrowes.

25th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 10 June (HL139), what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute for Race Relations, Dying for Justice, and in particular the finding that, between 1991 and 2014, over 500 deaths occurred in some form of custody, resulting in 10 verdicts of unlawful killing, five prosecutions, and no convictions.  Asked by Lord Ouseley.

24th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many separate incidents of detainees self-harming and requiring medical treatment occurred at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in 2013 and 2014 respectively.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

23rd June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government’s policy is on the detention of refugee women.  Asked by Frank Field.

23rd June (Oral Q&A)

How many foreign national offenders do we have in our prisons, and what plans are under way to send these people back to secure detention in their own countries?  Asked by Philip Hollobone.

23rd June (Oral Q&A)

Ministers will be aware of the incident last week at Killingholme, in my constituency, when 51 illegal immigrants were apprehended following a successful operation by Border Force. They were dispersed to detention centres throughout the country. Can the Secretary of State assure me that adequate provision will be made for future incidents of this type, and that the legal process will not in any way hinder their speedy deportation?  Asked by Martin Vickers.

18th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Mental Health Taskforce has made on developing a new five-year national strategy for mental health; with which groups and organisations that taskforce is consulting; when it is expected that taskforce will publish its final report; and whether that taskforce plans to publish an interim report.  Asked by Luciana Berger.

15th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to ending detention of child immigrants and to replacing it with an alternative.  Asked by Baroness Kinnock.

10th June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the families of individuals who have died in custody or detention have access to justice.  Asked by Lord Ouseley.

11th June 2015 (Debate)

Developing World: Women — Motion to Take Note – House of Lords.  Baroness Prosser asked why UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women not allowed access to Yarl’s Wood in 2014.

8th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have left the employment of immigration centres in Scotland in each year since 2006; and for what reasons those people have left that employment.  Asked by Ian Murray.

8th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on training for (a) staff and (b) detainees in immigration removal centres in Scotland in each year since 2006.  Asked by Ian Murray.

8th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported (a) incidents, (b) assaults and (c) serious assaults there were on staff in immigration removal centres in Scotland in each year since 2006.  Asked by Ian Murray.

8th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been detained in immigration removal centres in Scotland in each year since 2006; and what the capacity of such centres was in each of those years.  Asked by Ian Murray.

8th June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees in immigration removal centres in Scotland have taken their own life since 2006.  Asked by Ian Murray.

8th June (Oral Q&A)

To ask the Home Secretary to make a statement about the discovery and detention of 68 clandestine migrants by the Border Force at Harwich international port on the night of Thursday 4 June.  Asked by Bernard Jenkin.

8th June (Oral Q&A)

Does my hon. Friend recognise the importance of immigration removal centres? The whole House has recognised that the people involved at Harwich were clearly the victims. As the hon. and learned Member for Edinburgh South West (Joanna Cherry) said, it is important that there is somewhere safe and secure for people to be held and looked after, which is why the IRCs are important.  Asked by Simon Hoare.

2nd June 2015 (Debate)

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day).  References to the future of Immigration Detention.


May 2015
March 2015

 

26th March 2015

Immigration: Detention — Question for Short Debate – Lord Lloyd of Berwick in the House of Lords – and ensuing debate on Immigration Detention.

24th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to end the immigration detention of pregnant women.  Asked by Richard Fuller.

24th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to end the immigration detention of people over the age of 65.  Asked by Richard Fuller.

24th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that people held in immigration removal centres have access to the websites of organisations that provide advice and support services for those people.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

24th March 2015

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which of the political and constitutional reform proposals in the Coalition Agreement remain unimplemented.  Asked by Paul Flynn.

24th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to implement the recommendations of the Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom.  Asked by Lord Lester of Herne Hill.

24th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people detained in immigration detention centres are pursuing asylum claims based upon their sexual identity; and how many such claims were (1) granted, (2) refused, and (3) overturned on appeal, in each of the last five years.  Asked by Lord Scriven.

24th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps will be taken to tackle bullying, harassment and abuse of LGBTI people in immigration detention centres, including Harmondsworth and Yarl’s Wood, in the light of the recent Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration, and concerns expressed by the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group.  Asked by Lord Scriven.

24th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to implement the recommendations of the Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom.  Asked by Lord Lester of Herne Hill.

24th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were deported from each constituent part of the UK in 2013 and 2014.  Asked by William McCrea Shadow.

24th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of powers under the Immigration Act 2014 to stop criminals using family life arguments to delay deportation.  Asked by Matthew Offord.

23rd March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to expand the size of the immigration detention estate.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

23rd March 2015

I understand that the Home Secretary has asked officials to carry out a detailed piece of work on the future requirements of the immigration detention estate, in conjunction with her decision to halt the expansion of Campsfield. What is the remit for that work, what is the timetable for it, and will it be made public? Will the Home Secretary direct the officials to look at the international evidence that was presented in our cross-party report on the immigration detention system, which suggests that we could substantially reduce our need for detention places?  Asked by Sarah Teather.

23rd March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for her policies of the introduction of a 28-day time limit on immigration detention.  Asked by Paul Blomfield.

23rd March 2015

The Home Secretary will know that one of her former Cabinet colleagues and a former chief inspector of prisons were among those of us from all parties and both Houses on the recent inquiry into immigration detention which recommended that the Government learn from best practice abroad where alternatives to detention not only allow individuals to live in the community, but are more effective in securing compliance, and at a much lower cost to the public purse. Will she respond positively to our recommendations?  Asked by Paul Blomfield.

23rd March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost is to the public purse of repatriating a foreign national prisoner; and how many such prisoners have been repatriated since 2010.  Asked by Alison McGovern.

23rd March 2015

Sham Marriages – Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 23rd March 2015.  Asked by Stephen Hammond.

19th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest net migration figures, what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s ability to control immigration numbers in the context of European Union and international rules and interventions.  Asked by Lord Stoddart of Swindon.

18th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the use of detention for immigration purposes.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

17th March 2015

How many foreign nationals have been released from prison since May 2010.  Asked by Sir Hugh Bayley.

17th March 2015

Thousands of foreign criminals have been released from prison, and the Public Accounts Committee reported just two months ago that the number being deported is now 500 lower than it was in 2008-09 under the previous Government. The last Conservative manifesto said:  “We will extend early deportation of foreign national prisoners”.  What did the word “extend” mean?  Asked by Sir Hugh Bayley.

17th March 2015

When a foreign national commits a crime in the United Kingdom, they should be sent back to where they came from and banned from ever returning. Should we not also compulsorily transfer prisoners from our jails to prisons in their own countries? What new compulsory transfer agreements are the Government working on?  Asked by Mr Philip Hollobone.

17th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national offenders have been removed from the UK since 2010; and how many foreign national offenders are in the process of being removed from the UK under new powers in the Immigration Act 2014.  Asked by Andrew Jones.

17th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict the power of the courts to order convicted criminals awaiting deportation to relocate within the UK.  Asked by Paul Flynn.

16th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the outcome of the work by Detention Operations and Border Force with Heathrow Airports Limited on temporary alternatives for the spaces currently used for ebola screening at Heathrow, which had been designated as short-term holding facilities.  Asked by Lord Avebury.

16th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they now expect to begin the refurbishment of short-term holding facilities at Heathrow Terminal 4; and if no firm date can be named, whether they will provide showers within the existing facilities.  Asked by Lord Avebury.

12th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of asylum seekers being detained under powers in the Immigration Acts, what access they have to statutory, free and independent forms of advocacy on an individual basis, excluding legal representation.   Asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green.

11th March 2015

Lords – Questions on Immigration Regulations

9th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what qualifications and quality standards are required of contractors’ staff in contact with detainees at Yarl’s Wood and other detention centres.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

9th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what training is provided to contractors’ staff at Yarl’s Wood and elsewhere; how long such training lasts; and whether it is provided before or during their deployment at Yarl’s Wood.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

9th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether proposed body cameras at Yarl’s Wood detention centre will record speech as well as movement.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

9th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what urgent action they will take to include reference in enforcement instructions and guidance to the assessment of risks relating to detaining lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals in immigration detention centres.  Asked by Lord Scriven.

9th March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the treatment of detainees in Yarl’s Wood revealed by Channel Four and by Women for Refugee Women, what is their response to the recommendation of the All-Party Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention that “women who are victims of rape and sexual violence should not be detained” and that such women should be added to the Home Office list of “groups of people who should not be detained as it is unsuitable”.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett.

6th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures her Department has put in place to track foreign national offenders upon release back into the community since May 2010.  Asked by Ian Davidson.

6th March 2015

Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the United Kingdom) Bill – Second Reading in the House of Commons at 12:50 pm on 6th March 2015.

5th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are detained in prison for immigration control purposes under the service level agreement between her Department and the National Offender Management Service; and when that agreement is due to be renewed.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

5th March 2015

My Lords, will my noble friend accept on behalf of the Government the recommendation made by two all-party groups on refugees and migration, under the chairmanship of Sarah Teather MP, that women who are victims of rape and sexual violence should not be held in immigration detention?  Asked by Lord Avebury.

5th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign students at schools and colleges that have lost their right to sponsor such students were removed from the UK in each of the last four years.  Asked by Mike Hancock.

5th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many schools and colleges that have had their right to sponsor overseas students removed have been subject to criminal proceedings in each of the last four years.  Asked by Mike Hancock.

5th March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-EU students who were given visas to study in the UK failed to leave the UK after their studies had ended in each of the last four years.  Asked by Mike Hancock.

3rd March 2015

Ministerial Statement, Debate and Questions on Yarlswood in the House of Lords.

3rd March 2015

Urgent Question and Debate on Yarlswood in the House of Commons.

2nd March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the preventative and early intervention measures trialled in the foreign national offenders action plan.  Asked by Ian Davidson.

2nd March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to develop and standardise its approach to Foreign National Offenders casework since May 2010.  Asked by Ian Davidson.


February 2015

 

26th February 2015

Immigration Act commencement and Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, Home Office written statement – on further implementation of Immigration Act 2014 to speed up removal.

26th February 2015

Equality Act 2010 – Home Office written statement – to give greater scrutiny or priority to particular nationalities in carrying out entry clearance, border control, immigration casework in the country and removals functions.

24th February 2015

Debate with Oral Questions and Answers on Yarlswood in the House of Lords.

23rd February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people who overstayed a visa in each year since 2010.  Asked by David Hanson.

12th February 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) Bulgarian, and (2) Romanian, passport holders are awaiting deportation from the United Kingdom.  Asked by Lord Marlesford.

11th February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of foreign national arrests under Operation Nexus were made up of each of the top three nationalities involved in the last year for which figures are available.  Asked by Philip Hollobone.

11th February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children granted discretionary leave to remain were subject to an enforced removal after turning 18 in each of the last five years.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

9th February 2015

Foreign Criminals (Deportation) Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons.

9th February 2015

If the Home Secretary will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities (reply announces an independent review of the welfare of those in immigration detention).   Asked by Grahame Morris.

9th February 2015

Written Ministerial Statement by Theresa May.

9th February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial and material support her Department provides to families who are removed from the UK via pre-departure accommodation.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

9th February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend or renew the current service level agreement between her Department and the National Offender Management Service on the use of prisons to hold immigration detainees.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the current service level agreement between her Department and the National Offender Management Service on the use of prisons to hold immigration detainees comes to an end.  Asked by Andrew Smith.


January 2015

 

27th January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were returned to their country of origin in each year since 2010.  Asked by Nigel Dodds.

27th January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to publish the findings of the follow-up audit of reports made under Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

22nd January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum-seekers are currently in detention, and in which centres; of these, how many are women or part of families; and how many have been detained for (1) more than six months, and (2) more than one year.  Asked by The Earl of Sandwich.

19th January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation her Department has paid for unlawfully detaining people under immigration powers in Scotland in each of the last five years.  Asked by Ian Davidson.

16th January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the time some people are held in immigration detention.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

15th January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what ground an individual can be detained for immigration purpose for periods in excess of 30 days.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

15th January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to place time limits on detention for immigration purposes.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

9th January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Prevalence Study on Mental Health of Children and Young People in Great Britian contains data on (a) children under five, (b) young poeple over 15, (c) BME populations, (d) LGBT young people, (e) migrant children, (f) asylum seekers and (g) children in detention centres.  Asked by Sarah Wollaston.

6th January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what improvements to the procedures of the Detained Fast Track for the better protection of applicants they have introduced since the decision of the High Court on 9 July 2014.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

5th January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants were granted British citizenship who had previously absconded from immigration detention in the UK in each of the last five years.  Asked by David Hanson


December 2014

 

15th December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports she has received of the police response when called out to an alleged assault at Campsfield House immigration centre on 29 November 2014.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the statement sent by her Department to Baroness Lister on 1 December on the alleged assault and subsequent protest at Campsfield House immigration centre on 29 November.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

15th December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost of transferring a person between immigration removal centres is.   Asked by Sarah Teather.

10th December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to defer removals of any potential witnesses to the alleged assault which took place on 29 November 2014 at Campsfield House IRC so they are able to give evidence to the police.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many potential witnesses to the alleged assault which took place on 29 November 2014 at Campsfield House IRC have since been issued with Removal Directions or Removal Orders/Notices.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

9th December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on current investigations by the National Audit Office into the work of Serco at Yarl’s Wood detention centre.  Asked by Alistair Burt.

2nd December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many female officers were employed by Serco at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre in each year from 2010 to 2014 to date.  Asked by Alistair Burt.

2nd December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints about Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre her Department has received regarding (a) access to healthcare and (b) mental health provision in the last 12 months.  Asked by Alistair Burt.

1st December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation her Department has paid for unlawfully detaining individuals under immigration powers in each of the last five years.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

1st December 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will postpone their plans to expand the immigration detention estate until they have received the findings of the Parliamentary inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom.  Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett.


November 2014

 

25th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women have been detained at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre for (a) 0 to six months, (b) six to 12 months, (c) over one year and (d) two years or more.  Asked by Alistair Burt.

25th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many spaces are required in the immigration detention estate.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

25th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre were on constant observation to prevent self-harm in each year since 2010.  Asked by David Hanson.

24th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will halt any expansion of the immigration detention estate until the report from the inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration has been published.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

24th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual running costs of the immigration detention estate are.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

17th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration detention places were available at the end of each of the last five financial years.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

17th November 2014

Nicola Blackwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total capacity is of the UK immigration detention estate.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

17th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual cost is of a migrant being (a) on an electronic monitoring device and (b) held in detention.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

17th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time spent in detention in immigration removal centres was in each of the last four years.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

17th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the capacity of the UK prison estate for the purposes of immigration control is.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

17th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) irregular migrants and (b) asylum seekers are held in prisons under immigration powers.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

17th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget is for the expansion of Campsfield House detention centre.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

17th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been held in immigration removal centres have been released on bail in each of the last four years.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

17th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people held in immigration removal centres have been deported from the UK to their country of origin in each of the last four years.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

5th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were moved between different immigration removal centres in each of the last six months.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

5th November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many clandestine entrants were identified within the UK after passing through one of the UK’s points of entry in each of the last 10 years.  Asked by Stephen Barclay.


October 2014

 

30th October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions her Department has used the provisions of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to access communications data, in each year since the coming into force of that Act.  Asked by Keith Vaz.

23rd October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are being held in prisons solely under immigration powers.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

20th October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are missing, having absconded from prisons in England and Wales, by offence type.   Asked by Stephen Doughty.

20th October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 and over who have been detained in immigration removal centres (IRCs) in England and Wales are missing having left the premises without permission from each IRC.  Asked by Stephen Doughty.

13th October 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the use of the Detained Fast Track process in Sudanese asylum cases.  Asked by Lord Judd

13th October 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much compensation has been paid by the Treasury Solicitor in response to claims on behalf of victims of trafficking in each of the last five years.  Asked by Baroness Doocey.

6th October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Rule 35 applications have been submitted by healthcare providers in immigration removal centres, by immigration removal centre, in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases detainees were released automatically as a result of Rule 35 applications from each immigration removal centre in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Rule 35 applications submitted by healthcare providers in each immigration removal centre received a response from her Department in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.  Asked by Andrew Smith.


September 2014

 

30th September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will include in the Quarterly Immigration Statistics figures for the numbers of (a) Rule 35 applications, (b) detainees released automatically as a result of Rule 35 applications, (c) Rule 35 applications refused on exceptional grounds and (d) Rule 35 applications subsequently escalated through the Home Office Enforcement management claim, by immigration removal centre.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

26th September 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations made by Barnardo’s in its report of April 2014 on the treatment of children in the Cedars facility; which, if any, of the recommendations have been acted upon; and what actions have been taken.  Asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock.

26th September 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children of illegal immigrants have been detained in the United Kingdom in each year since 2010.  Asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock.

26th September 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) immigration officers, and (2) police officers, effected the detention of Isabella Acevedo at Haringey Town Hall on 18 July; and what guidance exists as to the circumstances in which immigration officers may effect detentions and the number of officers to be deployed.   Asked by Lord Beecham.

24th September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases detainees were not released automatically as a result of Rule 35 applications because her Department disputed medical evidence; and in how many such cases exceptional grounds were stated, by immigration removal centre, in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

17th September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum time spent in a detention centre for the purpose of immigration control by (a) women and (b) men in each category of detainee was in each of the last five years.  Asked by Stephen Barclay.

12th September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been deported to other European countries in each of the last four years.   Asked by David Davies.

12th September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time spent in detention for the purposes of immigration control by (a) women and (b) men in each category of detainee was in each of the last five years.  Asked by Stephen Barclay.

3rd September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department informed Campsfield House operators Mitie of the advice of the Oxfordshire Fire Service that sprinklers should be fitted there.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

1st September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who used the Assisted Voluntary Returns scheme (a) submitted their first asylum claim after being detained in an immigration removal and (b) had their asylum case decided within the Detained Fast Track in each of the last five years for which records are available.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

1st September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcomes of detention by length of detention for women asylum seekers detained by her Department were in each of the last three years.  Asked by David Hanson.

1st September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of detainees who have escaped from detention or from escort in each of the last four years have been returned to detention.  Asked by Andy Sawford.

1st September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places are currently available for immigration detainees; how many such places are currently occupied; what assessment she has made of the effect of fraud in English language tests on the number of immigration detainee places needed; and if she will make a statement.  Asked by Philip Davies.


July 2014

 

30th July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what operations are conducted by the Port Medical Inspector in the space adjacent to the detention facilities in Heathrow Terminal 4; what plans Heathrow Airports Limited has for relocating that work elsewhere, including the timing of the move; and why Heathrow Airports Limited has not yet appointed a project manager for the work to upgrade the detention facilities at Heathrow, originally scheduled to start at the beginning of May.  Asked by Lord Avebury.

28th July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken or propose to take to remedy the shortcomings identified by the United Nations Committee Against Torture in the United Kingdom’s compliance with the United Nations Convention against Torture in May 2013 in relation to (1) the alleged torture of Tamil returnees from the United Kingdom, (2) the lack of accountability in respect of allegations of United Kingdom complicity in torture abroad, (3) the detention of torture survivors in the Detained Fast Track System, (4) the lowering of the evidential threshold before a suspected torture survivor is deemed unsuitable for the Detained Fast Track System, (5) the application of Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules, (6) the exemption in section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 which provides a defence of lawful authority, justification or excuse to a charge of official intentional infliction of severe pain or suffering, and (7) its concerns about section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 which provides immunity to intelligence officers once a warrant has been signed by a government minister giving them lawful authority.  Asked by Lord Avebury.

22nd July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason fire sprinklers were not installed at Campsfield house, Oxfordshire prior to the fire in those premises in October 2013.  Asked by Andrew Smith.

22nd July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who met the costs of damaged caused by the fire in October 2013 at Campsfield House, Oxfordshire.   Asked by Andrew Smith.

22nd July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to respond to the Independent Monitoring Board’s Annual Report 2013 on Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre and in particular its finding in respect of the provision of appropriate accommodation for those with mental health or behavioural problems.  Asked by Baroness Stern.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the Independent Monitoring Board’s Annual Report 2013, they have initiated changes at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to ensure that detainees claiming to be under 18 are assessed by social services in the community rather than in the centre.  Asked by Baroness Stern.

22nd July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were detained whilst seeking asylum for (a) less than three days, (b) between four and seven days, (c) between eight and 14 days, (d) between 15 and 28 days, (e) between 29 days and three months, (f) between three months and one year and (g) over one year in the latest year for which figures are available.  Asked by David Hanson.

22nd July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of women who have been detained pending their asylum claims were subsequently granted asylum in each of the last three years for which figures are available.  Asked by David Hanson.

22nd July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women who have sought asylum in the UK in each year since 2010 have (a) been granted asylum, (b) been detained pending application and (c) been refused asylum and removed.  Asked by David Hanson.

22nd July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which websites detainees in each immigration detention centre are blocked from accessing.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

22nd July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will hold an inquiry into trends in the number of deaths of individuals detained in immigration detention.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

21st July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Gold Suite openings there have been in each month since January 2010.  Asked by Sadiq Khan.

21st July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the detention of each woman who has sought asylum have been in the last three years, as set out in form IS91R.  Asked by David Hanson.

17th July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested following the recently uncovered English language test fraud; and how many of these people have been (a) held as an immigration detainee and (b) released.  Asked by Philip Davies.

16th July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the Gold Suite has been opened at each immigration removal centre in England and Wales in the last year; and what the nature was of each incident that caused it to be opened.  Asked by Andy Sawford.

15th July 2014

To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what the fee will be to convert civil partnerships to marriage; and on what basis that fee was calculated.  Asked by Gloria De Piero.

14th July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) red incidents and (b) amber incidents have occurred at each Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last four years.  Asked by Andy Sawford.

14th July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Immigration Removal Centre detainees have (a) escaped from detention, (b) escaped while being escorted and (c) attempted to escape each IRC in the last four years; and how many such people are still at large.   Asked by Andy Sawford.

14th July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times an escaped person has been categorised as a high harm person and the senior management team believe there is a high risk of reputational damage to the Home Office as set out in the Home Office Guidance on Escaped Detainees at immigration removal centres in the last four years.  Asked by Andy Sawford.

14th July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department:  (1) what assessment she has made of the appropriateness of the current number of female officers in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre;  (2) what steps she is taking to ensure that women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre on suicide watch are only supervised by female officers; (3) if she will take steps to ensure that women detained in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre can obtain feminine hygiene products without contact with male guards.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

9th July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the current number of female officers employed by Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to ensure that women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre who are on suicide watch are only supervised by female officers; and if so, what steps are being taken.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

9th July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Ms Rashida Manjoo, was not allowed access to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre during her visit in April.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

8th July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers have (a) been deported and (b) voluntarily returned to Somalia in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.   Asked by Hilary Benn Shadow.

8th July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants have been sent back from the UK to their country of origin in each calendar year since May 2010.  Asked by Philip Hollobone.

3rd July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they gave to (1) the death of detainee Christine Case, and (2) allegations of sexual assault, at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in permitting Serco to retender to run that facility; and whether they will disclose the tender documents submitted by all applicants who entered bids to run (1) Harmondsworth, and (2) Colnbrook, Immigration Removal Centres.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

2nd July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the incidence of physical, sexual and emotional abuse experienced by transgender individuals placed in mixed-sex Immigration Removal Centres.  Asked by Baroness Gould of Potternewton.


June 2014

 

26th June 2014

Ministerial Statement on Detention of Persons with Statutorily Extended Leave

26th June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will ensure that all asylum interviews are routinely audio and video recorded.  Asked by Greg Mulholland.

24th June 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make legal aid-funded immigration representation available to migrants detained in HMP The Verne.   Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

24th June 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention for on-site legal surgeries be held in HMP The Verne.   Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

17th June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse has been of the conversion of HM Prison The Verne into an immigration removal centre.   Asked by Sadiq Khan.

17th June 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the creation of a bespoke training package by the Independent Advisory Panel on Non-Compliance Management for use in deportation removal processes; and when will it be available.  Asked by Lord Ouseley.

16th June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently being held in prisons solely under immigration powers.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

16th June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently detained for immigration purposes at HM Prison The Verne.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

16th June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the suitability of HM Prison The Verne for detaining individuals for immigration purposes.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

10th June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the ability for individuals detained for immigration purposes at HM Prison The Verne to access (a) legal and (b) health services.  Asked by Sarah Teather.


May 2014

 

14th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 17 September 2012, Official Report, column 512W, on torture, what the result of the audit was; if she will publish the audit; what training requirements were identified by the audit; whether that training has been delivered; if she will publish the training materials; and if she will make a statement.   Asked by Diane Abbott.

14th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were transferred to secure detention in their home country under (a) compulsory and (b) voluntary prisoner transfer agreements in each of the last five years.  Asked by Philip Hollobone.

13th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons she will no longer fund the detention element of the Choices service from 1 April 2014; whether an alternative assisted voluntary returns programme will be made available to immigration detainees; and what assessment she has made of the potential effects of this decision on the number of (a) assisted voluntary returns and (b) enforced removals.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

13th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration detainees left the UK through the assisted voluntary returns programmes in each of the last five years.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

13th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time spent in prison awaiting deportation for those foreign national prisoners beyond the end of their sentence was in the latest period for which figures are available.  Asked by Sadiq Khan.

13th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals who have served their sentence but are awaiting deportation there are in each prison.  Asked by Sadiq Khan.

13th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals in prison awaiting deportation beyond the end of their sentence have spent (a) up to one month, (b) up to two months, (c) up to six months, (d) up to 12 months, (e) up to 24 months, (f) up to 60 months and (g) over 60 months awaiting deportation.  Asked by Sadiq Khan.

8th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost is of keeping a foreign national offender classified by her Department as individual non-compliant in detention for one day.  Asked by David Hanson.

7th May 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on converting HM Prison The Verne for use as an immigration removal centre to date.   Asked by Sadiq Khan.

6th May 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 7 April (WA 249), whether they have set a fixed date in September 2014 by which HM Prison The Verne will be re-designated to an immigration removal centre; if not, why not; and what action they will take if the re-designation has not been completed by the agreed date.  Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

6th May 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, at the latest date, how many immigration detainees were being held in HM prisons; how many foreign national offenders, whose sentences had already expired but who had not been deported were being held; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such persons on the rehabilitation of British prisoners.  Asked by Lord Hylton.

6th May 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 7 April (WA 249), in the light of HM Prison The Verne being used to take immigration detainees exclusively and the number of persons held under Immigration Act powers within HM Prisons, what plans they have to extend Rule 35 to the prison estate by an amendment to the Prison Rules; and, if there are no such plans, how a prison doctor’s concerns that a prisoner may be a victim of torture may be made known to the Secretary of State for the Home Department.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

6th May 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current population in each of the United Kingdom’s (1) public prisons, and (2) private prisons; and what is the budget for each individual prison of each type.  Asked by Lord Bradley.

6th May 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons in his report on HMP Pentonville that Home Office input on immigration matters relating to foreign prisoners was inadequate.  Asked by Baroness Stern.


April 2014

 

29th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2014, Official Report, columns 532-3W, on prisoners: foreign nationals, what the main features of the Early Removal Scheme are; how many foreign national offenders were deported under this scheme in each of the last five years; and what the main features are of the Tariff Expired Removal scheme.  Asked by Philip Hollobone.

28th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the number of individuals held at HM Prison The Verne solely for immigration purposes as part of the quarterly immigration statistics.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

10th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funds his Department has spent on preparing HM Prison the Verne for re-role as an immigration detention centre to date.  Asked by Sadiq Khan.

9th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in each prison establishment are not being held in relation to criminal proceedings; and what the reason is for their being so held in each case.  Asked by Philip Davies.

7th April 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether migrants detained in HM Prison The Verne from 24 March will have access to (1) Rule 35 procedures to determine whether their health would be damaged by detention, for example, due to a history of torture, (2) mobile telephones and the internet, (3) the ability to receive telephone calls from solicitors, family and friends, and (4) on-site legal advice surgeries; and if not, why not.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

7th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people held in immigration removal centres on 13 March 2014 had been held for (a) between 28 and 60 days, (b) between 60 and 365 days, (c) more than 12 months and (d) more than 18 months.  Asked by David Hanson.

7th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons are holding individuals solely under immigration powers.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

7th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pregnant women are held in immigration detention.  Asked by Stephen McCabe.

7th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women detained at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre have been held for (a) four years or more, (b) three years or more and (c) two years or more.  Asked by Stephen McCabe.

7th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answers of 5 February 2014, Official Report, column 293W, 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 548W and 31 March 2014 on prisoners: foreign nationals, which three countries have the next largest number of foreign nationals in UK prisons; and what steps he is taking to return those offenders to secure detention in their own countries.  Asked by Philip Hollobone.

3rd April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his plans are for HMP The Verne.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

2nd April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportations of foreign national offenders there were in each year since 2010.  Asked by David Hanson.


March 2014

 

31st March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serious misconduct complaints related to the use of control and restraint during enforced removal were referred to the Professional Standards Unit in each year since 2010.  Asked by David Hanson.

31st March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people held in immigration removal centres and who refused food or fluids have been transferred to prisons since May 2013.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

31st March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answers of 5 February 2014, Official Report, column 293W and 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 548W, on prisoners: foreign nationals, which three countries have the next largest number of foreign nationals in UK prisons; and what steps he is taking to return those offenders to secure detention in their own countries.  Asked by Philip Holborne.

26th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of prisoners in each adult and youth prison in England and Wales identified as Muslim on 1 January of each of the last five years.   Asked by Sadiq Khan.

26th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in prison in the latest period for which data are available served a time longer than their full sentence.  Asked by Frank Field.

25th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when someone, held at a Border Force checkpoint, is officially considered a detainee.   Asked by Nadine Dorries.

24th March 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when deportation will follow the end of a prison sentence served by a foreign national; whether they always arrange the necessary documents as soon as the release date is known; and to what extent problems arise from statelessness or the failure of other states to cooperate.   Asked by Lord Hylton.

24th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are allocated to each room in immigration detention centres.  Asked by Keith Vaz.

13th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken in response to recommendations 5.1 and 5.66 in the Report on an unannounced inspection of Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, 28 January to 8 February 2013 published by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

12th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken in response to recommendations 5.1 and 5.66 in the Report on an unannounced inspection of Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, 28 January to 8 February 2013 published by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

12th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department:  (1) how many of those detained in each of the last 12 months at (a) Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre and (b) all immigration detention centres were considered to have been a victim of torture; and how many of those were released from detention as a consequence;  (2) how many of those detained at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre were the subject of a Rule 35 report in each of the last 12 months; and how many were released from detention as a consequence.  Asked by Richard Fuller.

11th March 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nationals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are currently held within United Kingdom immigration estates and prisons.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

6th March 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average length of time that women who apply for asylum claiming to be raped or tortured are detained in immigration detention centres; and what considerations govern such detentions.  Asked by Baroness Hussein-Ece.

4th March 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrians refused asylum in the United Kingdom in 2013 are (1) not in the United Kingdom following a forced removal, (2) not in the United Kingdom following a voluntary removal, (3) in a detention removal centre, and (4) remain in the country but not in detention.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

4th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department:  (1) how many people have been detained in immigration removal centres for the purpose of age assessment in the last 12 months; and how many were found to be (a) adults and (b) children;  (2) what the (a) average and (b) maximum length of time is that a person has been held in an immigration removal centre pending an age assessment in the last 12 months;  (3) what the (a) average and (b) maximum length of time is that a person who has been defined as an age dispute case has been held in an immigration removal centre pending release to local authority care in the last 12 months.  Asked by Julian Huppert.

3rd March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals of each nationality were held in custody in each prison in England and Wales on 1 February (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.  Asked by Sadiq Khan.

3rd March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on which occasions tornado-trained staff have been used to deal with disturbances in each prison since 2010.  Asked by Sadiq Khan.


February 2014

 

28th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2014, Official Report, column 293W, on prisoners: foreign nationals, which three countries have the next largest number of foreign nationals in UK prisons; and what steps he is taking to return those offenders to secure detention in their own countries.  Asked by Philip Hollobone.

26th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals detained in immigration removal centres have been transferred to hospital following sectioning under the Mental Health Act 1983 from (a) Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, (b) Hammondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, (c) Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre and (d) all other immigration removal centres in each of the last five years for which records are available.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

26th February 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken about the use of restraints at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre in the light of the report by the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons that two elderly men were handcuffed in “an excessive and unacceptable manner”, one of whom died shortly after the removal of handcuffs and the other, an 84-year-old who had been declared unfit for detention, died whilst still handcuffed.  Asked by Baroness Stern.

24th February 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 7 January (WA 276), why the system of gathering data on the medical welfare of those detained for immigration purposes was changed.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 7 January (WA 276), what was the system for gathering data on the medical welfare of those detained for immigration purposes before 2012; and what is the system now.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 7 January (WA 276), how information relating to self harm would be (1) gathered, and (2) made publicly accessible, other than in response to Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

24th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how UKBA monitors contractual levels of staffing provided by GEO Group UK Ltd at Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres.  Asked by John McDonnell.

11th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) many immigration detainees have been transferred from Colbrook Immigration Removal Centre to Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last 12 months;

(2) how many immigration detainees have been transferred from Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last 12 months;

(3) what the escorting arrangements are for immigration detainees who are transferred from Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre. Asked by John McDonnell.

11th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether contracted companies receive a payment for each reception and discharge of an immigration detainee.  Asked by John McDonnell.

11th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments have been made to (a) GEO and (b) Tascor in respect of the transfer of immigration detainees from Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last 12 months.   Asked by John McDonnell.

11th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments have been made to (a) Serco and (b) Tascor in respect of the transfer of immigration detainees from Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre to Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last 12 months.  Asked by John McDonnell.

11th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many foreign national prisoners, who were given temporary release to attend interviews with the immigration service at immigration detention centres operated under contract to the UK Border Agency, were transported to and from their interviews in each month of the last three years;

(2) what the cost has been of escorting foreign national prisoners, who were given temporary release to attend interviews with the immigration service at immigration detention centres operated under contract to the UK Border Agency in each month of the last three years. Asked by John McDonnell

11th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the oral answer of 15 October 2013, Official Report, columns 681-2W, on prisoners: foreign national, how many of the foreign national offenders listed in that answer (a) have been released, (b) have been deported and (c) are still detained; and if he will make a statement.  Asked by Ian Davidson.

11th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners have been given temporary release to attend interviews at immigration detention centres operated under contract to the UK Border Agency in each month of the last three years.  Asked by John McDonnell.

11th February 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps have been taken at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to comply with the recommendations of HM Inspectorate of Prisons following an unannounced inspection on 5–16 August 2013, particularly that which concerns Rule 35.  Asked by Lord Avebury.

11th February 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following reports of the death while in handcuffs of Alois Dvorzac at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, whether they will review procedures for restraining elderly, vulnerable and incapacitated detainees.  Asked by Lord Lester.

6th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the time limit will be for requesting an administrative review under the provisions of Clause 11 of the Immigration Bill currently before Parliament; and if she will make a statement.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

6th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Geo Group UK Ltd, contractors for HM Prison Harmondsworth, will be allowed to bid in the re-tendering process following HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ report.  Asked by Julian Huppert.

6th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether she plans to change the terms of the contract for HM Prison Harmondsworth in light of the HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ Report; (2) what plans she has to scrutinise the performance of Geo Group UK Ltd following the HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ Report.  Asked by Julian Huppert.

6th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many residential raids for immigration purposes were carried out between midnight and 8 am in the last 12 months; in how many of those cases children were expected to be present; and in how many of those cases one or more parent or guardian was removed.  Asked by Julian Huppert.

5th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals were convicted of criminal offences committed in the UK in each of the last five years.  Asked by Andrew Percy.

5th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure that detainees at immigration removal centres are treated well and are not subject to abuse.  Asked by Michael Crockart.

5th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which three countries have the most foreign nationals in UK prisons; and what steps he is taking to return those offenders to secure detention in their own countries.  Asked by Philip Hollobone

3rd February 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the suggestion by the Chief Inspector of Prisons that staff of the Geo group, which operates the Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, ignored the advice of a doctor that a Canadian citizen who subsequently died handcuffed in detention should have not been detained or deported.  Asked by Lord Avebury.


January 2014

 

28th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on an unannounced inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre on 5 to 16 August 2013, what assessment she has made of that report; and whether, and to what timescale, her Department will implement the recommendations in the report.   Asked by Pete Wishart.

27th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) what the (a) average and (b) maximum length of time is that an individual who has been defined as an age dispute case has been held in an immigration removal centre pending release to local authority care in the last 12 months for which figures are available;

(2) what the (a) average and (b) maximum length of time is that an individual who has been held in an immigration removal centre pending an age assessment in the last 12 months for which figures are available;

(3) how many individuals have been detained in immigration removal centres for the purpose of age assessment in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many of those individuals were found to be (a) adults and (b) children. Asked by Sarah Teather.

22nd January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on an unannounced inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre on 5 to 16 August 2013, what steps her Department plans to take to improve scrutiny of GEO Group UK Ltd management of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre.  Asked by Pete Wishart.

21st January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many of those detained at (a) Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre and (b) all immigration detention centres were diagnosed with a mental illness in each of the last 12 months; and how many of those were (i) released from detention as a consequence and (ii) transferred to a hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983;

 (2) how many of those detained at (a) Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre and (b) all immigration detention centres were diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder in each of the last 12 months; and how many of those were (i) released from detention as a consequence and (ii) transferred to a hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983. Asked by Richard Fuller.

20th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are currently held in prisons solely on immigration grounds.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

17th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to improve conditions at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre since the last unannounced inspection by HM chief inspector of prisons in October 2013.  Asked by Mike Wood.

17th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average daily cost of detention per person in each of the last three years was at (a) Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre and (b) all immigration detention centres.  Asked by Richard Fuller.

16th January 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum-seekers are currently in detention in the United Kingdom, of what nationality, and in which removal centres.  Asked by The Earl of Sandwich.

16th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many different prisons individuals who are detained solely under immigration powers are currently detained.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

13th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department’s policy on the removal of asylum seekers permits deportation to countries assessed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as being under a volatile threat from a number of terrorist organisations.  Asked by Roger Godsiff.

9th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers were returned successfully to (a) China and (b) Iran in the last three years for which data are available.  Asked by Tom Harris.

7th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration her Department is giving to the installation of a full sprinkler system in Campsfield House Immigration Centre in Oxfordshire following the recent fire there.  Asked by Nicola Blackwood.

7th January 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether private contractors Taylormade Security hold any contracts with the Government for the removal of immigration detainees from the United Kingdom; and, if so, whether they are paid separately for each detainee removed.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

7th January 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of (1) self-harm requiring medical attention, (2) individuals being managed as having a risk of self-harm, (3) hunger strike, and (4) individuals being managed as having a risk of hunger striking, took place in immigration detention in each of the last ten years, and to date in 2013.  Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno.

6th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much compensation was paid to victims of unlawful detention by police forces in England and Wales in 2012-13.  Asked by Mark Pritchard.

6th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the length of time an individual has been held in prison solely under immigration powers is used to decide which time-served foreign national prisoners will be transferred from the prison estate to immigration removal centres.  Asked by Sarah Teather.

6th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will reconsider the decision to deport Isa Muaza to Nigeria; and if she will make a statement.  Asked by David Anderson.

6th January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who were in the UK illegally have (a) been subject to enforced departure from the UK and (b) left the UK voluntarily in each of the last three years.  Asked by Stephen Barclay.

 

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