Immigration: Dna Tests

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:15 pm on 25th October 2018.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:15 pm, 25th October 2018

The hon. Gentleman states that we have an “arbitrary” approach to detention; I strongly rebut that—we do not have such an approach. He should know that when anyone is detained, there must be a reasonable prospect of removal within a reasonable time. In recognising that improvements could nevertheless be made to our detention system, we commissioned the Shaw review, and as the hon. Gentleman may recall, I came to the House not so long ago to respond to the review and accepted many of its recommendations.