Detention Centres: Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 10th February 2017.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report by the Centre for Mental Health, entitled Immigration Removal Centres in England: A mental heath needs analysis, published on 9 January 2017.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In response to the Centre for Mental Health report, NHS England, the Home Office and Public Health England Immigration Removal Centre Assurance Group have established a Mental Health Task and Finish group to consider the findings and recommendations. The first meeting was held in January and the group will meet again at the end of February.

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