Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what steps they are taking to reduce the length of time individuals are detained for immigration purposes.

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

As part of the Government’s response to the review of the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons undertaken by Stephen Shaw CBE the Home Office has introduced, or is planning to introduce, a range of measures designed to further minimise the length of time individuals spend in immigration detention. These include: a new internal detention gatekeeper function to monitor admissions to the detention estate; new case progression plans with a clear focus on the individual’s removal from the UK; and quarterly internal case progression panels to monitor progression of all detained cases and reduce the number of long-term detainees.

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