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

Keith Vaz: (Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary to make a statement on Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre.

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)

Keith Vaz: ...hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire (Alistair Burt) and the hon. Member for Bedford (Richard Fuller). Channel 4’s film on Yarl’s Wood, shown last night, revealed shocking footage about the detention centre, which has been under heavy criticism for the treatment of its 400 detainees since 2001. What was uncovered was deeply disturbing. Serious questions were raised over...

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....

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

Lisa Nandy: ...that individuals are prosecuted and brought to justice for the shocking things that we saw on Channel 4 last night, it is about time that we got a grip on the system. Will she make sure that the review of detention includes the impacts of private sector, for-profit involvement in detention on some of the most vulnerable people in this country?

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

Karen Bradley: ...detainees 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)

Sarah Teather: I have chaired a cross-party inquiry on the issue of immigration detention, and our report was published this morning. The panel’s concern is that if the response to the scandal at Yarl’s Wood focuses only on conditions, it is likely to tackle just symptoms, rather than the underlying causes. The Minister says that the question is about how people are treated in detention, but our...

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

Yvette Cooper: ...stand accused of abuse a contract for another eight years. We called on her to have an inquiry before she renewed the contract and she refused. Last month, she said that she would review the policies and procedures in detention centres. Again, that should have been done before the contract was renewed. Here we are again with even more serious allegations. A pregnant woman was left to have...

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

Karen Bradley: ...children spending 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:...

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

Richard Fuller: ...down their colleagues, their company and their country with their vile comments, which were exposed on Channel 4. However, the issue is not just individual people; it is the policy of the overuse of detention in managing immigration. That policy was introduced by the last Labour Government and has been continued by the coalition Government. When will the two Front Benches wake up and smell...

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

Karen Bradley: ...we have 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....

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

Julian Huppert: ...in the report by the panel that was chaired so well by my hon. Friend the Member for Brent Central (Sarah Teather), is to completely rethink the system. No other country in Europe has indefinite detention and holds people for years on end. I hope that the Minister will look at that again. I hope that the Minister and the shadow Secretary of State will look at the report and change their...

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

Karen Bradley: ...and 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...

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

Andrew Stephenson: Detention is part of the immigration system, but we must ensure that all detainees are treated in a safe and dignified manner. On Sunday, I met a local family who are very concerned that a family member with mental health issues will shortly be detained before being deported. Although I appreciate that the Minister cannot comment on individual cases, will she say more about what is being done...

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.

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

Fiona Mactaggart: ...thirds of the women in Yarl’s Wood are there for more than a month. Overwhelmingly, these are people who have not been convicted, or even accused, of any crime, but who are put in administrative detention for extended periods. What is the Minister doing to make sure that they have the high-quality legal advice and representation they require to make sure that their case is properly...


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