HL Deb 01 February 1999 vol 596 c182WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress is being made towards closing the Castlereagh Holding and Interrogation Centre in Northern Ireland, as recommended by the United Nations Human Rights Committee and others. [HL,470]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Dubs)

The Government look forward to the day when the Holding Centres can be closed permanently. Although this is not possible at present, the position is kept under regular review, in consultation with the Chief Constable of the RUC.

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