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Coronavirus: Detention Centres

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 43087, tabled on 4 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2020 to Question 38618, on Detention Centres, for what reasons information on the number of covid-19 tests conducted in immigration removal centres is not held; and if he will make a statement.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 May 2020

The overall number of tests for COVID-19 is published daily by the Government and is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

However, the information is not broken down to the level of detail being requested.

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