HC Deb 18 October 1972 vol 843 cc97-8W
Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the care arrangements for unaccompanied children and juveniles detained at London Airport and other ports of entry to the United Kingdom.

Mr. Lane

Unaccompanied children who are refused entry on arrival at London Airport are normally lodged in accommodation at Harmondsworth which is used primarily for family groups and has both male and female staff. Any refused entry at other ports in the South-East are normally transferred to Harmondsworth if detention for longer than a day or two is necessary. Other suitable arrangements are made when circumstances so require. If the hon. Member has any particular point in mind, I hope that he will write to me about it.