Skip to main content

Oakington Immigration Reception Centre

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recommendations have been made by the Immigration Security advisers concerning security at the Oakington Immigration Reception Centre. [116100]

[holding answer 5 June 2003]: The Immigration Service Operational Security advisers have recommended the perimeter security of the residential units be enhanced to ensure that detainees do not leave units without being observed.They further recommended that staff patrol the perimeter of the establishment, with clear instructions of their role to prevent escapes from the establishment.Both these recommendations have been accepted, and are in the process of being implemented.