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 Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak 2:45 pm, 24th July 2018

I welcome the Home Secretary’s statement. He refers to Stephen Shaw’s focus on the need for greater transparency and promises to publish more data. I was surprised to discover in an answer to a parliamentary question in May this year that the Department does not collect data on people who are re-detained, so we have no information at all about how many people may be re-detained within one month or six months of their initial period of detention. Does the Secretary of State agree that it would be really useful to have that information so that we have a much clearer picture of what is happening?