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Detention Centres: Risk Assessment

Question for Home Office

UIN 78724, tabled on 22 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pieces of external medical evidence on adults at risk in immigration detention received by her Department since January 2017 have been found to be produced solely for the purpose of release rather than for highlighting vulnerability by (a) month, (b) immigration removal centre, and (c) document type.

Answered on

1 September 2020

Medical evidence received from external sources is not centrally recorded on Home Office systems and the number of pieces of evidence received cannot be obtained without reviewing individual case files, which could only be done at disproportionate cost.

All medical evidence received is considered in line with the Adults at Risk Policy and any decisions in relation to continued detention will be made having reviewed any evidence received. Release reasons are recorded but do not consider the assumed intention behind the submissions of such evidence.

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