Detention Centres: Diseases

Home Office written question – answered on 16th November 2022.

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Photo of Lord Goodlad Lord Goodlad Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government whether any notifiable diseases, as defined by the Public Health Control of Diseases Act 1984, have been identified as present in the Western Jet Foil and Manston Asylum Processing Centre; and if so, what steps they are taking as a result.

Photo of Lord Murray of Blidworth Lord Murray of Blidworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

All suspected cases of communicable disease are isolated in line with public health guidance. Every confirmed case is referred to the UK Health Security Agency by the laboratory.

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