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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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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 Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to minimise the length of time migrants are kept in detention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis 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 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s strategic approach to detention recognises that the deprivation of liberty for immigration purposes is a significant use of state power, with life changing implications for those involved. Detention is only used when it is necessary and where we have a realistic prospect of removal in a reasonable timescale. At any one point, 95% of those liable to be detained are managed in the community, with the vast majority of those who are detained under immigration powers spending only short periods in detention.</p><p>The latest published statistics also show that in the year ending December 2018, there was a 30% reduction in the number of individuals detained when compared with a year earlier. This demonstrates our commitment to detaining only when it is necessary.</p><p>A series of detention safeguards have been introduced since 2016, with more support and focus for those considered potentially vulnerable. Included within these safeguards are the Detention Gatekeeper to make detention decisions independent of caseworkers. Case Progression Panels which review the appropriateness of detention, case progression and adherence to the various detention policies of those detained for 3 months and at 3 month intervals thereafter; Detention and Case Progression Reviews to ensure case progression remains at the forefront of ongoing detention decisions; Automatic Bail referrals at four months detention providing an independent consideration of detention by the Judiciary; and the introduction of the Adults at Risk policy in September 2016.</p><p>We are currently exploring additional detention safeguards, including further alternatives to detention; conducting a two month automatic bail referral pilot and the introduction of external independence to Case Progression Panels for those who have spent 6 months or more in detention.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T16:47:50.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T16:47:50.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this