HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c172W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received regarding a code for the protection of immigrant children; and what changes he contemplates making in the treatment of immigrant children regarding (a) their detention at Harmondsworth detention centre. (b) X-ray examinations for non-medical purposes and (c) the interviewing of children without their parents being present.

Mr. Raison

I have received a copy of the pamphlet circulated with the letter of 1 October 1979 by the director of the United Kingdom association for the international year of the child, and a number of hon. Members have written to me about it. The replies to those who have written will deal with the proposals made by the association. No immediate change in procedure is in prospect as a result of the correspondence, but, with regard to X-ray examinations, account will be taken of the review currently being made in consultation with the chief medical officer.