Backbench Business — Immigration Detention

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 1:20 pm on 10th September 2015.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Scottish National Party, Glasgow South West 1:20 pm, 10th September 2015

I agree completely.

Detention centres are so far out of the way, solicitors can be unable to get to them and have to correspond by letter, which is not always appropriate. We are now finding that detainees, when they are released from detention centres, are being left in a state of destitution. It is up to charities, such as Scottish Detainee Visitors, to help them with their belongings and their transfer. That is very concerning, as is the impact it will have on other social services.