HL Deb 13 June 1995 vol 564 c114WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, following their written reply of 24th May (col. WA58), they will arrange adjudication hearings for Immigration Act detainees alleged to be behaving disruptively before such persons are moved to HM prisons.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch

Disruptive detainees are transferred to Prison Service establishments to ensure the safety and good order of the detention centre. It is not a punitive measure. Such decisions often have to be taken quickly, as a response to operational requirements. Such decisions are not, however, taken lightly and the detainee has an opportunity to have his representations considered before any transfer is effected.