Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 1st August 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Lister of Burtersett Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour

Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 July (HL Deb, cols 89–90), when the review of pay rates in immigration detention centres was instigated; and what is the reason for the delay in responding to the recommendation of the report by Stephen Shaw (Cm 9186) submitted to the Home Office on 24 September 2015, that the Home Office should reconsider its approach to pay rates for detainees.

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

An internal review of the rate of pay for detainees in immigration removal centres started on 16 June 2017.

As set out in the Written Ministerial Statement laid on 14 January 2016 we are considering a number of Stephen Shaw’s operational recommendations, including pay rates for detainees, on a case by case basis, taking account of available resources.

Mr Shaw will be assessing the implementation of all of the review recommendations, and will be starting work in autumn 2017.

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