HC Deb 17 May 1994 vol 243 c379W
Ms Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will describe the head restraint used on deportees; and if he will make a statement as to the use of this type of restraint.

Mr. Charles Wardle

The use of mouth restraints was suspended in August 1993. Following a joint review of removal procedures by the Home Office and the police; it was decided in January this year that their use should not be resumed.

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