Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 18th September 2017.

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Photo of Lord Marlesford Lord Marlesford Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of detaining (1) persons awaiting deportation who have served custodial prison sentences, and (2) others awaiting deportation, in separate establishments.

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

All individuals entering immigration detention are risk assessed and accommodated under the processes set out in Detention Services Order 03/2016.

The Home Office seeks to remove foreign national offenders at the earliest opportunity. Where that is not possible, foreign national offenders awaiting deportation will normally be transferred into immigration detention on completion of their sentence. However, those assessed as unsuitable for the immigration detention estate, for reasons of safety and control, remain in prison.

We continue to keep the management of foreign national offenders in the detention estate under review.

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