Detention Centres

Home Office written question – answered on 30th April 2018.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127773, whether her Department is taking steps to assess how immigration detention centres can be monitored more effectively to remove reliance on whistle-blowers to report matters of significant concern.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Independent monitoring of our immigration removal centres (IRC) is vital to ensuring that each centre provides a secure and humane environment for detainees. Robust statutory oversight is provided by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Independent Monitoring Boards, ensuring that detainees are treated with proper standards of care and decency.

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