§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what submissions he has made to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions on the working of UK immigration holding centres. 
§ Kate Hoey
No submissions were made. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention visited the United Kingdom during the week commencing 21 September 1998 to find out more about the United Kingdom's policy and practice on the detention of asylum seekers. The Group will report back to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights next spring. It is the Government's policy to co-operate fully with all of the Commission on Human Rights' independent monitoring mechanisms.