Immigration: Detention Centres

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th March 2009.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government why (a) Mr Ahmed Abu Bakar Hassam has been held at Oakington detention centre for 28 months; and (b) Mr Ali Saifi has been held at Colnbrook detention centre for 22 months.

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)

Information contained in individual records held by the UK Border Agency is treated as being confidential and is not normally disclosed to third parties.

This is, of course, unless they are authorised representatives of the individual concerned. This is not a question of secrecy for its own sake but simply a matter of protecting the privacy of the individual.

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Richard Taylor
Posted on 29 May 2009 1:40 pm (Report this annotation)

I have made a Freedom of Information request asking for the release of statistics relating to the length of time individuals awaiting deportation or awaiting decisions on their immigration status have been detained. By depersonalising the question I hope I am improving the likelihood of an informative answer.


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