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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 April (HL Deb, col 165), what is their definition of "indefinite" as applied to the term "indefinite detention". more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15466 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to detain people for an indefinite – or unrestricted – period.</p><p><br>In order for detention to be lawful there must be a realistic prospect of the individual’s removal within a reasonable timescale.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T07:37:16.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T07:37:16.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 February (HL13421), how many detainees of each recorded faith are held in immigration removal centres. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL15058 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The current faith breakdown of full and part time chaplains in the immigration removal estate is 15 Christian (all denominations), 10 Muslim, 5 Hindu, 5 Sikh, 2 Jewish, 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses and 2 Buddhists. Chaplains of other faiths are accessible to detainees across the estate on request.</p><p>Information on detainees’ religious identification, where declared, is held by service providers on their own internal detainee management systems. Current data is available for the following IRCs; Brook House, Tinsley House, Yarl’s Wood and Morton Hall. This data shows that for those detainees who declared their religion, 233 identified as Christian (all denominations), 203 as Muslim, 83 as ‘other religion’, 33 as Buddhist, 29 as Sikh and 18 as Hindu. This is management information which has not been assured to the same standards as official statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15057 more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T16:29:15.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T16:29:15.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
1054372
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect data on the faith identity of people currently held in immigration detention; and if so, what those data are. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL13421 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government respects the rights of detainees to practise their religious faith. The provision of religious services in immigration removal centres (IRC) is through the Detention Centre Rules 2001, the Operating Standards for IRCs, and the relevant sections of the contracts and service level agreements relating to religious affairs.</p><p>Under Rule 21 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001, if detainees on admission to an IRC wish to declare that they belong to a particular religion, that information must be recorded. This information is recorded by the IRC service providers on their own internal detainee management systems and is used to inform the religious provision available at the IRC.</p><p>IRCs are equipped with mosques and multi faith rooms for detainees to use for prayer, study and reflection. Communal prayers are available in all centres as well as facilities for prayer in the detainees’ rooms such as access to prayer mats. Each IRC is required to have a manager of religious affairs whose duties include: establishing a multi-faith team; arranging for ministers of religion to conduct religious services for detainees; and arranging for ministers of religion to visit detainees of their religion soon after their reception into the IRC and as often as they reasonably can thereafter. Each IRC is also required to publish a calendar of religious festivals and observances so that recognition is given to those events and those concerned are able to observe them. Engagement with faith groups is undertaken at a local level by the IRC religious affairs manager.</p><p>The religious needs of detainees held at short-term holding facilities must be catered for so far as practicable but, given the limited nature of the facilities at such sites and short durations of stay, there would not be organised services or ministers of religion present.</p><p>All IRCs have a number of appointed religious chaplains in place. Management information shows that there were 11 new religious chaplain appointments made at IRCs between 2014 and 2018. Of these 11 appointments, 2 were made in 2014 (Gatwick IRCs and Morton Hall), 4 in 2015 (1 at Gatwick IRCs, 1 at Yarl’s Wood IRC and 2 at Morton Hall), 2 in 2016 (Gatwick IRCs and Morton Hall), 2 in 2017 (Gatwick IRCs and Heathrow IRCs) and 1 in 2018 (at Gatwick IRCs). This is provisional management information that is subject to change.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL13422 more like this
HL13424 more like this
HL13425 more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T14:14:39.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T14:14:39.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently held in immigration detention are claiming asylum on the grounds of religious persecution. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL13423 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The basis of a person’s asylum claim is recorded on their individual Home Office file, but not in a way that can be easily aggregated. Therefore, we cannot provide figures on how many people are currently held in immigra-tion detention, claiming asylum on the grounds of religious persecution.</p><p><br>As such, this information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost because it would require a manual search through individual records.</p><p><br>Information on people entering detention in 2018 can be found in tab dt_01_q of the ‘Detention data tables immigration statistics year ending September 2018’:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018-data-tables</a></p><p><br>Information on the number of asylum claims, subsequent grants of asylum and humanitarian protection, irrespective of whether the individual was de-tained, (as at year ending September 2018) can be found in tab as_02¬_q at Volume 2 of the quarterly Immigration statistics release:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018-data-tables</a></p><p><br>Information on people entering detention in 2018 can be found in tab dt_01_q of the ‘Detention data tables immigration statistics year ending September 2018’:</p><p><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018-data-tables</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T14:02:44.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T14:02:44.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement made by the Home Secretary on 24 July (HC Deb, col 908), whether they plan to publish more data on the number of LGBTQI+ immigration detainees. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL11922 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>On the 29th November the Government published additional information on those held within the Immigration Detention Estate in direct response to the statement made by the Home Secretary in July and committed to a review of our published data to further improve transparency.</p><p>However, we are unable to publish data on LGBTQI detainees. The identification of an LGBTQI individual detained under immigration powers, is entirely at the discretion of the individual. Consequently, even a manual trawl of cases of individuals detained will not necessarily be representative of the true number of LGBTQI individuals detained during any period.</p><p>The fact that an individual detained under immigration powers within an IRC or prison is transsexual will always be recorded in a manner sensitive to the needs of that individual, not for statistical purposes. As it is rare for the detention of a trans or intersex person to occur, any reporting would risk the identification of individuals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T13:16:32.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:16:32.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the conditions of immigration detainees who are being detained for indeterminate lengths of time due to a lack of appropriate alternative accommodation. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington more like this
star this property uin HL11939 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government treats detainee welfare as a matter of the utmost seriousness and expects the highest standards from those who manage the detention estate on its behalf. Conditions at all detention facilities, are kept under regular review. Independent scrutiny is a vital part of assurance that our removal centres are secure and humane. We will continue to implement actions in response to recommendations made by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and by the individual centre’s Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) in their published reports</p><p>Any asylum seeker, including foreign national offenders released from de-tention on bail, can apply for accommodation and other support if they would otherwise be destitute.</p><p>Asylum seekers who require support are housed where there is appropriate accommodation available. Agreements between the Government and participating local authorities are voluntary and our dispersal policy ensures a reasonable spread amongst UK local authorities</p><p>Decisions about accommodation and detention are made on a case by case basis. We work closely with the Police, HM Prison and Probation service to source and offer suitable accommodation as quickly as possible when it is required.</p><p>We are aware of some cases that are waiting for accommodation to be allocated and we are working closely with the accommodation providers, Police and HM Prison and Probation Service to source suitable accommodation. These are complex cases, as they relate mostly to Foreign National Offenders who have specific accommodation needs and restrictions that must be met before they can be released safely from detention.</p><p>Detention and removal of those with no lawful basis to stay in the UK are essential parts of effective immigration controls. However, we do not detain individuals indefinitely when people are detained, it is for the minimum time possible and detention is reviewed on a regular basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T13:35:23.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:35:23.707Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office collects data on the number of immigration detainees referred to the National Referral Mechanism as potential victims of trafficking; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL11381 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office record the number of all individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and this information is published Quarterly by the National Crime Agency. This information does not distinguish between those detained under immigration powers and those living in the community.</p><p>The reason for this is two-fold, firstly because the NRM referral is not an immigration route by which individuals should regularise their stay in the United Kingdom and secondly, because a person’s status in immigration detention is not permanent and can change. The use of immigration detention in all cases is subject to regular reviews and consequently, a change in circumstance may result in a different consideration. It is quite possible that an immigration detainee is referred to the National Referral Mechanism during a detention period and is released into the community at any point during that process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T16:48:21.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:48:21.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government 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. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL11382 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office record the number of all individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and this information is published Quarterly by the National Crime Agency. This information does not distinguish between those detained under immigration powers and those living in the community.</p><p>The reason for this is two-fold, firstly because the NRM referral is not an immigration route by which individuals should regularise their stay in the United Kingdom and secondly, because a person’s status in immigration detention is not permanent and can change. The use of immigration detention in all cases is subject to regular reviews and consequently, a change in circumstance may result in a different consideration. It is quite possible that an immigration detainee is referred to the National Referral Mechanism during a detention period and is released into the community at any point during that process.</p><p>As in the response to HL11381, the Home Office do not hold centralised records of immigration detainees referred to the National Referral Mechanism. As such, this information could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T16:53:56.21Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:53:56.21Z
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent any verbal or physical abuse of detainees at immigration detention centres. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL10688 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes detainee welfare very seriously and expects the highest standards from those who manage the detention estate on its behalf.</p><p>A comprehensive complaints system ensures that all complaints made by detainees are investigated by the relevant supplier in accordance with published guidance. All allegations of serious misconduct are referred to the Home Office Professional Standards Unit for investigation. If a detainee, or someone on behalf of a detainee, alleges that a member of staff has committed an offence against them the police will automatically be notified, even if the detainee does not wish the matter to be reported or to make a formal complaint. For detainees who are dissatisfied with the way their complaint has been handled, there is an avenue of escalation to the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.</p><p>Independent scrutiny makes a vital contribution to assurance that immigration removal centres are secure and humane. The Government will continue to implement action in response to recommendations made by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Independent Monitoring Boards.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-18T14:02:59.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-18T14:02:59.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in the UK had one or both parents placed in immigration detention in each calendar year since 2010; what were the ages of those children; for what period were they separated from one or both parents; and if such records are not kept, why not. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL9959 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T12:50:27.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T12:50:27.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this