Immigration Detention: Shaw Review

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:45 pm on 24th July 2018.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 2:45 pm, 24th July 2018

I welcome the measures that the Home Secretary has announced today and look forward to scrutinising them in our ongoing immigration detention inquiry. I should say to him that we have heard some quite shocking evidence in that inquiry, including recognised torture victims still being locked up for many months. There is repeated evidence that the indefinite nature of detention is not only traumatising for those who are being held, but means that there is no pressure on the Home Office and immigration system to make the swift decisions that we need, so I join the shadow Home Secretary in urging him, as speedily as possible, to bring an end to indefinite detention.