Immigration: Oakington Removal Centre

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Stern Baroness Stern Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they plan to provide an affordable telephone system for detainees held at Oakington immigration removal centre which will enable them to call their families abroad.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

The existing telephone system at Oakington immigration removal centre is self-funding. International phone calls will naturally be more expensive than domestic calls, but we believe that the charges offer value for money.

Detainees are additionally allowed to retain their own mobile telephones while in the centre, and this proves a popular method of maintaining a comparable level of contact with families abroad as those still living in the community.

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