Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 6th October 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Rule 35 applications have been submitted by healthcare providers in immigration removal centres, by immigration removal centre, in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases detainees were released automatically as a result of Rule 35 applications from each immigration removal centre in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Rule 35 applications submitted by healthcare providers in each immigration removal centre received a response from her Department in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date.

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

Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001 sets out requirements for doctors at

immigration removal centres to report on:

(1) any detained person whose health is likely to be injuriously affected by

continued detention or any conditions of detention;

(2) any detained person suspected of having suicidal intentions; and

(3) any detained person for whom there are concerns that they may have been a

victim of torture.

The following table shows the number of Rule 35 applications submitted by

healthcare providers in immigration removal centres.

All figures quoted have been derived from management information and are

therefore provisional and subject to change. This information has not been

quality assured under National Statistics protocols.

The issue of a Rule 35 report does not mean that the detainee concerned will be

released automatically from detention, or even necessarily that the doctor

making the report will have recommended release. Rule 35 is a mechanism for

information to be brought to the attention of Home Office caseworkers so that

it may be considered and the person’s detention reviewed in light of it, in

line with detention policy. Whether or not an individual is released will

depend on the specific facts of the case.

All the Rule 35 applications submitted by healthcare providers in immigration

removal centres during the period in question were brought to the attention of

Home Office caseworkers and the person’s detention reviewed in line with

detention policy.

Rule 35 applications (Excel SpreadSheet, 25 KB)

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