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Immigrants: Detainees

Home Department written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons detained for immigration purposes in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 were considered to have potentially been a victim of torture.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

Rule 35 (3) of the Detention Centre Rules 2001 sets out requirements for doctors at removal centres to report any detained person for whom there are concerns that they may have been a victim of torture.

Management information for the administration of reports submitted under Rule 35 (3) is available for the period 1 January to 30 September 2012. This information is provisional and subject to change. Records prior to this period were locally held manual records for administrative purposes and are not available.

Rule 35 report type Q1 Q2 Q3 Total
Rule 35 (3) Torture Concerns [2012] 295 287 315 897

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