Immigrants: Detainees:Written question - 134809

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Asked by Afzal Khan
(Manchester, Gorton)
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Asked on: 28 March 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation her Department undertook on the definition of torture set out in The Detention Centre (Amendment) Rules 2018 and the Immigration Act 2016: Revised Guidance on adults at risk in immigration detention published on 21st March, S.I No. 411/2018, published on 21 March 2018.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 16 April 2018

The new definition of torture and the revised statutory guidance on adults at risk in immigration detention give effect to a recent court judgment. Whilst there was no obligation to consult on these changes, officials have engaged with interested stakeholders. Officials will continue this engagement on the corresponding caseworker guidance and training. Additionally, the Detention Centre Rules 2001 will be reviewed later this year and will be the subject of consultation.

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