Parliamentarians to meet again to discuss detention

Parliamentarians to meet again to discuss immigration detention issues in December

21 October 2011

The Detention Forum is hosting another Parliamentary meeting on immigration detention on 7th December 2011.  The meeting will be chaired by Dr Julian Huppert MP.

The last meeting in June was attended by 10 Parliamentarians and three researchers who work for MPs.  Issues such as the detention of vulnerable adults and indefinite detention were discussed.   

Over the next few weeks, some of the NGOs involved in the Detention Forum will be writing to their MPs and Peers that they are in touch with, urging them to attend the meeting. 

The agenda for the December meeting will be confirmed towards the end of November to ensure that timely issues are going to be discussed at the meeting.  December sees the publication of the inspection report on the Detained Fast Track by the Independent Chief Inspector of UKBA, as well as Human Rights Review 2011 by Equality and Human Rights Commission.  Both of which will present great opportunities for NGOs to speak to the Parliamentarians and highlight the need to scrutinise UK’s practice of immigration detention. 

If you would like know more about these meetings or receive a copy of the minutes of the last meeting, please contact Eiri Ohtani at detentionforum(at)