Larne Detention Centre

Home Department written question – answered on 11th June 2012.

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Photo of Naomi Long Naomi Long Alliance, Belfast East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to enable detainees in Larne Detention Centre to access legal advice.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

People detained at Larne House are advised of their rights from the outset of detention. They are given access to legal advice at any time during their stay at the facility. Assistance provided includes help from immigration and custody staff, and information leaflets and posters about how and where to access legal advice. Detainees also have free phone and internet access and private rooms for meetings with legal representatives.

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