HC Deb 29 March 1973 vol 853 c373W
Mr. John Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to find alternative premises for the holding of immigrants who have not been charged with any offence but who are now detained in Pentonville Prison pending decisions on their admission to the United Kingdom.

Mr. Lane

I am reviewing the position. The number of people detained for purposes of immigration control fluctuates substantially, and it would not be right to provide more special accommodation unless it was clear that there was likely to be a continuing need for it.