Immigrants: Detainees:Written question - 192933

Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)

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Asked on: 19 November 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress he has made on the review commissioned by his Department earlier this year into the possible introduction of statutory time limits on immigration detention.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 22 November 2018

The Home Office has been engaging with international partners on their policies and practices in relation to time limits in detention. The review remains ongoing and once complete, we will consider the next steps.

For immigration detention to be lawful, there must be a realistic prospect of removal from the UK in a reasonable timescale. What is considered reasonable is fact-specific and will vary from case to case. It may be longer in cases involving foreign national offenders than in non-criminal cases, given the need to protect the public from harm by those whom we are seeking to deport. In all cases, detention is kept under regular review to ensure that it remains both necessary and appropriate.

Grouped Questions: 192934

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