Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 26th July 2016.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a maximum limit on the length of time a person can be detained under immigration law.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

The Government does not believe that it is appropriate for there to be a formal time limit on immigration detention.

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