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Airports: Heathrow

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Stern Baroness Stern Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they plan to provide separate facilities for detained men and women in the holding room of short-term holding facilities in terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport.

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)

We are currently in the process of looking at the feasibility of creating separate short-term holding facilities at terminal 3 for women as recommended in the recent Independent Monitoring Board report.

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