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Migrants: Detainees

Question for Home Office

UIN 10189, tabled on 14 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of victims of trafficking who were detained in immigration detention since (a) January 2015 and (b) June 2015.

Answered on

28 September 2015

Individuals who have been identified as victims of trafficking by the competent authorities are normally considered suitable for detention in only very exceptional circumstances, which include cases where there is a risk of public harm. This data is not collected centrally and accurate figures are not available.

Once a person is detained their continued detention remains under review by the Home Office at least at monthly intervals, and earlier in response to any change of circumstances that might have a material effect on their detention.

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