Immigrants: Detainees

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

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Immigration to the Home Affairs Select Committee of 18 November 2016, what review of detention needs is taking place; and what the timescale is for that review.

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 and any subsequent review of detention needs in Scotland.

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