Immigrants: Detainees

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether immigration detainees have access to free independent interpreting services during appointments with medical staff in immigration removal centres.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

All those detained in Immigration Removal Centres have access to independent interpreting services. These services are commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and are available to all staff in Immigration Removal Centres, including the healthcare staff, as required.

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