Backbench Business — Immigration Detention

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 10th September 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman The Second Church Estates Commissioner 12:00 pm, 10th September 2015

Further to that point, the percentage of women returning to the community is even higher among pregnant women. In 2014, the independent inspection report recorded 99 pregnant women, of whom only nine were eventually deported. The rest returned to the community to pursue their claims, which shows that, aside from anything to do with the welfare of pregnant women, detention is not the best use of resources.