Detention Centres: Renfrewshire

Home Office written question – answered on 24th November 2016.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to appeal Renfrewshire Council's decision to refuse planning permission for a short-term immigration detention facility.

Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to build another short-term detention facility in Scotland as a result of the decision by Renfrewshire Council to refuse planning permission for a short-term immigration detention facility.

Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Renfrewshire Council's refusal of planning permission for a short-term immigration detention facility, whether the Government still plans to close Dungavel Detention Centre.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

Following Renfrewshire Council’s refusal of planning permission for a short term holding facility near Glasgow airport the Government is considering its position in relation to the right of appeal.

The intended closure of Dungavel immigration removal centre is dependent upon a successful planning application for a new short term holding facility.

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