Immigrants: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 20th May 2019.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information contained in medical records from an individual in immigration detention can be shared with National Referral Mechanism Competent Authorities for purposes other than law enforcement.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data collected by Immigration Removal Centre staff on an individual in immigration detention can be shared with National Referral Mechanism Competent Authorities for purposes other than law enforcement.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Home Office Immigration Removal Centre staff have a duty to refer potential victims of modern slavery into the National Referral Mechanism.

Only data that is required to enable the Single Competent Authority to make a reasonable grounds decision may be shared. All data, including that held within medical records, can only be shared with an individual’s consent.

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