Immigrants: Detainees:Written question - 212648

Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)
Asked on: 25 January 2019
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the proposed Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill on (a) the number of people detained under immigration powers and (b) the number of Immigration Removal Centres required in the UK.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 04 February 2019

The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill will end free movement and provide the legal framework for the future border and immigration system. The measures in the Bill are primarily focused on preparing the UK to exit the EU.

We continue to look at issues relating to detention, including the numbers of people who are detained prior to removal and the size of the estate, to ensure we have a detention system that is fair to those who may be detained, upholds our immigration policies and acts as a deterrent to those who might seek to frustrate these policies.

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