All 8 results for detention segment:23348645 speaker:Karen Bradley

Royal Assent: Yarl’s Wood (3 Mar 2015)

Karen Bradley: Detention is an important part of a firm but fair immigration system. It is right that those with no right to remain in the UK are returned to their home country if they will not leave voluntarily, but a sense of fairness must always be at the heart of our immigration system, including for those we are removing from the UK. That is why the allegations made by Channel 4 about Serco staff at...

Royal Assent: Yarl’s Wood (3 Mar 2015)

Karen Bradley: I thank the right hon. Gentleman, the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, for all that he and his Committee have done over many years to highlight problems in immigration detention centres. In 2009, his Committee reported specifically on UK Border Agency immigration detention centres, and this Government legislated to implement its recommendations. The right hon. Gentleman is absolutely...

Royal Assent: Yarl’s Wood (3 Mar 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...his work, as the local constituency MP for Yarl’s Wood, in highlighting problems in the past. I am sure he agrees that to have a fair immigration system, there comes a point at which some form of detention is needed for people who refuse to leave the country voluntarily, but they must be detained with dignity and fairness to ensure that they are treated with respect. My right hon. Friend...

Royal Assent: Yarl’s Wood (3 Mar 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...with appropriate dignity. I do not think that the question is about whether that is done through the public sector or the private sector; the question is about how we make sure that people in detention are treated with the dignity that they should rightly have. We are all shocked by what we have seen, and we need to make sure that it is rectified.

Royal Assent: Yarl’s Wood (3 Mar 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...large amounts of time incarcerated.” It said: “Escort vehicles with caged compartments were inappropriately used to transport children.” It is this Government who have legislated to end the detention of children for immigration purposes. In 2008, just 68% of detainees said that most staff treated them with respect. The figure is now 84%. The report said: “Not enough was done to...

Royal Assent: Yarl’s Wood (3 Mar 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...insisted that Serco undertake urgently, including the use of body-worn cameras by all staff, will make a difference by exposing where there is abuse. My hon. Friend talked about people being in detention for too long. I agree that people have been kept in detention for too long. That has happened because the previous Government’s immigration system allowed up to 17 appeals. The...

Royal Assent: Yarl’s Wood (3 Mar 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...put at the forefront of what we are doing. She will know that, through the Modern Slavery Bill, we are introducing new protections for victims of trafficking, including those who come to light in detention. I heard a horrific story recently about somebody who had been treated as a victim of domestic abuse, but it was only when her immigration status began to be questioned and she ended up...

Royal Assent: Yarl’s Wood (3 Mar 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...We have taken action to make sure that those suffering from mental health conditions are not detained in police custody, and we are taking steps to ensure that they are not detained in immigration detention.


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