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Detention Centres: Glasgow

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methodology is used to decide which families will take part in the Alternatives to Detention pilot in Glasgow. (321106)

In order to join the pilot, families must:

have at least one minor dependant and no more than can be safely accommodated in one of the pilot flats;

have exhausted their appeal rights (in respect of the lead applicant and any other extant claims);

have no history of violent behaviour, or inclination towards violence;

have no medical problems requiring significant medical intervention;

have no child deemed to be at risk under child protection arrangements;

have no child who is sitting examinations at Standard and Higher Grades within the next three months. (There may be cases where the circumstances are such that the three month period can be shortened—this will be an assessment based on the individual facts of the case.);

be removable;

be able to claim Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR);

be accommodated in Glasgow under the target contract; and on section 95 support.