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Prison Service: Detention Centres

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to transfer establishments from the Immigration Estate to Her Majesty's Prison Service; and if she will make a statement. (156977)

There are no immediate plans to use or transfer any part of the immigration detention estate to prison use.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Ministry of Justice on the use of the Immigration Detention Estate for the housing of prisoners; and if she will make a statement. (156978)

The Home Office and the Ministry of Justice hold regular discussions on a range of estate issues.

There are no immediate plans to use or transfer any part of the immigration detention estate to prison use.