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Migrants: Detainees

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3893, tabled on 5 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the use of administrative immigration detention in the UK’s short-term holding facilities in northern France will be discontinued for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

Answered on

22 May 2020

Short term holding rooms in Northern France are still in operation. High-risk individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are referred to the French authorities in the first instance. All Border Force staff continue to adhere to Public Health England guidance to ensure we follow the latest scientific advice and seek specific guidance for our frontline operations.

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