HL Deb 20 November 2000 vol 619 c59WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why reasons for continued detention in Immigration Service detention reviews are not routinely disclosed to detainees. [HL4611]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

When people are initially detained they are given reasons for their detention in writing. Similarly they are informed in writing when the basis of their detention changes. The cases of those held in detention under the Immigration Act 1971 are subject to regular reviews by the Immigration Service. These review are part of the internal process designed to ensure that continued detention is justified in every case. Detainees receive full information about the reasons for their detention and the progress on their case. For this reason it is not necessary to provide details of these internal reviews.