Detention Centres: Smoking:Written question - 227140

(Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

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Asked on: 28 February 2019
Home Office
Detention Centres: Smoking
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to introduce a no-smoking policy at all UK Immigration Removal Centres.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 05 March 2019

The Home Office takes the safety and security of the immigration removal estate, and the welfare of all people in detention, very seriously.

On 6 February 2018 the Home Office withdrew Detention Services Order 2/2014 and put in place measures to prohibit the practice of smoking inside immigration removal centres. Detainees still have controlled access to outside areas where they may smoke.

Support is available to any detainee who wishes to give up smoking and needs help doing so.

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