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Immigration: Detainees

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is issued to police forces on the holding of immigration detainees in police cells; and if she will place in the Library a copy of such guidance. (198501)

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) applies to all persons detained in police custody, including those detained under immigration legislation. Copies of PACE are available in the Library.

No additional guidance specifically for immigration detainees has been issued.