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star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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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
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star this property hansard heading Detention Centres: Overcrowding more like this
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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 the Government plans to take to tackle overcrowding in immigration detention centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
star this property uin 177779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-19more like thismore than 2018-10-19
star this property answer text <p>The health and welfare of detainees is of upmost importance. Although there is no statutory time limit on immigration detention under Immigration Act powers, the law does not allow indefinite detention.</p><p>Under the adults at risk in immigration detention policy – which is part of the Government’s response to Stephen Shaw’s review of the welfare of vulnerable people in immigration detention - the consideration of any vulnerability, including mental health, is based on a case-by-case assessment of the appropriateness of detention for each individual. All individuals detained also have ready access to medical professionals and health care, including mental health services. In all cases, detention is kept under regular review to ensure that it is necessary, appropriate and takes into account the welfare of those detained.</p><p>The Home Office has published guidelines on acceptable room capacity in immigration removal centres, which build on requirements set out in secondary legislation. Capacity across the detention estate is kept under regular review.</p><p>In line with the Home Secretary’s statement on immigration detention on 24 July, the practice of accommodating three detainees in rooms designed for two has now ceased.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2018-10-19T11:51:09.7Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T11:51:09.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this