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Deportations

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he issues to staff escorting deported foreign nationals back to their country of origin on the way in which these deportees are (a) handled and (b) treated; and if he will make a statement. (68798)

Staff escorting deported foreign nationals back to their country of origin are certificated Detainee Custody Officers, who are fully trained in the appropriate handling and treatment of those detainees in their care.

The conduct of the escorts is governed by the contractor’s own operating procedures. These are approved by the Contract Monitor, a Crown Servant, who closely reviews the contractor’s performance.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign criminals undergoing consideration for deportation require a translator; and at what cost. (69563)

The information as requested in each answer is not currently available in the format requested and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.