HL Deb 04 November 2003 vol 654 cc99-100WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will give details of the visiting hours at prisons and removal centres where people are detained under the Immigration Acts. [HL4801]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

The visiting hours for each immigration removal centre, including those establishments managed on behalf of the Immigration Service by the Prison Service are as follows:

Centre Visiting hours
Campsfield Between 2pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm daily for social visits.
The break is to accommodate the detainees' evening meal.
Between 9am-noon, 1.30pm-5pm and 6.30pm-9pm daily for legal visits.
Dover Between 9am-1.15am, 2pm-4.15pm daily for legal and social visits.
Dungavel Between 1.30pm and 8.30pm daily for social visits.
Between 9am-noon and 1.30pm-9pm for legal visits.
Lindholme Between 9am-11.30am and 1.45pm-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Centre Visiting hours
Between 1.45pm and 4pm at weekends.
Harmondsworth Between 2pm and 9pm daily.
Legal visit take place within 24 hours of the request being made between the hours of 9am to 9pm.
Haslar Between 2pm and 4pm daily, except on Thursday.
Between 9.30am and 4.30pm on Thursday.
This applies to both social and legal visits.
Oakington Between 2pm–5pm and 7pm–9pm daily for social visits.
Legal representatives are on site. Outside legal representatives may vist their clients between 9.30am to 9pm daily.
Tinsley House Between 9am and 9pm daily for legal visits.
Between 2pm and 9pm daily for social visits.

Visits to individual detainees held in prisons will be in accordance with the Prison Service Operating Standard No. 44, Prisoners' Family Life, which includes provision for family visits.