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Detention Centres: Risk Assessment

Question for Home Office

UIN 77687, tabled on 21 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pieces of medical evidence her Department has received since January 2017 under the Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention policy by (a) month and (b) immigration removal centre.

Answered on

1 September 2020

The Home Office can receive medical evidence from a variety of sources including individual’s own accounts, reports from individual General Practitioners and medical advisors, other privately sourced medical advisors, as well as via medical practitioners based within Immigration Removal Centres under Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules. Regardless of the source, all evidence received is considered by immigration case workers.

The number of reports that are provided by medical practitioners based in Immigration Removal Centres under Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules are published quarterly as part of Immigration Enforcement transparency data. The latest publication can be found on gov.uk at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-enforcement-data-february-2020

Medical evidence received from other sources are not centrally recorded and the amount received cannot be obtained without reviewing individual case files, which could only be done at disproportionate cost.

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