PQs - January 2018

Parliamentary Questions asked of Government and answered in January 2018:

 

11 January 2018: HC 121611 (Asylum: Detainees)

Gareth Thomas (Labour, Harrow) asked the Home Secretary how many asylum applicants were detained by the UK in 2017, broken down by the grounds for detention. Minister for Immigration Caroline Nokes gave information on asylum seekers detained from the Government website but could not provide information on the grounds for detention.

 

11 January 2018: HC 121613 (Asylum: Detainees)

Gareth Thomas (Labour, Harrow) asked the Home Secretary how many unaccompanied minors seeking asylum were detained by the UK in 2017. Minister for Immigration Caroline Nokes gave information on minors detained from the Government website, with a breakdown of asylum and non-asylum seeking, but could not identify whether minors were unaccompanied.

 

8 January 2018: HC 903106 (Mental Health Assessments: Detention)

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott (Labour, Hackney North and Stoke Newington) asked the Under-Secretary to assure the House that "no children are currently being held in detention, that no pregnant women are currently being held in detention and that no one is being paid below the legal minimum wage in any of the immigration detention centres?". Victoria Atkins invited the Shadow Home Secretary to bring to her attention any individual cases.