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Ashford Remand Centre

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the light of the refusal of prison officers at Ashford remand centre to allow persons detained under Immigration Act powers to attend education classes, if he will ensure that such persons are to be treated as if remanded for trial although only detained under administrative powers by the Immigration Act 1971.

A person detained under the Immigration Act 1971 is treated as an unconvicted prisoner. At present education classes for unconvicted prisoners are not provided at Ashford remand centre.