Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 9th January 2017.

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Photo of Lord Ramsbotham Lord Ramsbotham Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring into force paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016 regarding bail hearings for individuals in immigration detention.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

We are currently working with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Court Service and the First-tier Tribunal to implement the Secretary of State’s duty to arrange consideration of bail, as set out in paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016. This is just one part of a large number of changes necessary to implement the wider immigration bail provisions in Schedule 10 and will be commenced alongside those other provisions in due course.

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