Home Department written question – answered on 31st March 2014.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serious misconduct complaints related to the use of control and restraint during enforced removal were referred to the Professional Standards Unit in each year since 2010.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Complaints made by, or on behalf of, detainees are managed in accordance with Detention Services Order 3/2011. All allegations of serious misconduct are referred to the Home Office Professional Standards Unit (PSU) for investigation. These include allegations made against staff who work in the detention estate or who are engaged in escorting work.

Data on the number of complaints referred to the PSU are not recorded. Only data of those complaints where PSU have agreed to investigate are recorded. The number investigated relating to the use of control and restraint during enforced removal is detailed as follows:

2010: 42

2011: 30

2012: 39

2013: 19.

These figures are based on management information, which is subject to change, and does not form part of our publicised statistics.

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