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Departments: Visits

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which establishments and offices within the Border and Immigration Agency and the Immigration Detention Estate Ministers in her Department have visited in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. (156980)

In addition to everyday contact with Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) staff, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Ministers in her Department, regularly undertake visits to both policy and operational areas across the BIA estate.

In my capacity of Minister of State for Borders and Immigration I have personally made a large number of visits to meet Border and Immigration staff doing their jobs, visiting our detention facilities including Harmondsworth, Colnbrook, Campsfield House; many airports, among them Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Birmingham; the sea ports at Calais, Harwich and Poole, and almost all our local enforcement offices across the country, from Portsmouth to North Shields.