Immigration Detention APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To raise awareness in parliament about immigration detention in the UK and its impacts; to connect parliamentarians with relevant research, organisations and experts, including people with lived experience of detention; and to advocate for evidence-based policy reforms and the welfare of detainees.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Immigration Detention

1. Notices of Amendments as at 15 March 2019
18/03/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: Initial detention: cr iteria and duration Timelimit on immigration detention

2. Notices of Amendments as at 14 March 2019
15/03/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: Initial detention: cr iteria and duration Timelimit on immigration detention

3. Notices of Amendments as at 19 March 2019
20/03/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: Initial detention: cr iteria and duration

4. Notices of Amendments as at 18 March 2019
19/03/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: continued Initial detention: cr iteria and duration

5. Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020
22/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: continued Initial detention: criteria and duration

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Immigration Detention

1. Immigration Detention: Trafficking and Modern Slavery
09/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the immigration detention of survivors of trafficking and modern slavery - Speech Link
2: That this House has considered the immigration detention of survivors of trafficking and modern slavery - Speech Link
3: responsibilities—for modern slavery and for immigration enforcement—sit uncomfortably within the Home - Speech Link

2. Immigration Detention: Victims of Modern Slavery
17/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: are determined to stamp it out. In my role as Immigration Minister, I am especially aware of the shocking - Speech Link
2: year, the Immigration Minister provided a written answer on the possible immigration detention of persons - Speech Link

3. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Ninth sitting)
05/03/2019 - Public Bill Committees

1: clauses.New Clause 1Time limit on detention for EEA and Swiss nationals“(1) The Secretary - Speech Link

4. Immigration: Detainee Support
07/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: are taking to ensure that no detainee of an immigration removal centre is released without support for - Speech Link
2: Inspector of Prisons about the situation in immigration and detention centres during the pandemic, and the report - Speech Link
3: arbitrary nature of the Home Office’s approach to detention and shown it to be both cruel and unnecessary - Speech Link

5. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
30/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: used solely for this purpose and no further immigration control purpose.(5) Any child subject - Speech Link
2: in the United Kingdom in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016;(ii) - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Immigration Detention
1. Immigration: Detention Centres
asked by: Alison Thewliss
04/06/2020
... what the monthly cost is of running each immigration removal centre.

2. Immigration: Detention Centres
asked by: Lord Touhig
18/02/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have had with faith groups to ensure that chaplaincy and pastoral support is available to people in immigration detention.

3. Immigration: Detention Centres
asked by: Lord Touhig
18/02/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people held in immigration detention receive appropriate access to chaplaincy and pastoral support.

4. Immigration: Detention Centres
asked by: Lord Touhig
18/02/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how many religious chaplains have been appointed to each immigration removal centre and short-term holding facility in each of the last five years.

5. All Party Immigration Detention Group
asked by: Alison Thewliss
11/01/2021
... when she plans to respond to the letters of 30 July and 24 August 2020 from the all-party Parliamentary group on immigration detention.

Latest Questions
15 Current APPG Officers
Richard Fuller Portrait
Richard Fuller
Officer
Conservative - North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Harriet Harman Portrait
Harriet Harman
Officer
Labour - Camberwell and Peckham
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Women in Parliament
Stuart C McDonald Portrait
Stuart C McDonald
Officer
Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Joined: 19th June 2019
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Officer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alison Thewliss MP, House of Commons , London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6447.

Email: alison.thewliss.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Elspeth Macdonald, Medical Justice, Durham Road Resource Centre, 86 Durham Road, London N7 7DT. Tel: 020 7561 7482

Email: contact@appgdetention.org.uk

Secretariat:

Medical Justice acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.medicaljustice.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://appgdetention.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Medical Justice
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
24 Apr 2019
Source
Medical Justice
Description
Secretariat   From : 24/04/2019 To : 23/04/2020
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Immigration Detention APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paul Sweeney Portrait
Paul Sweeney
Treasurer
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Glasgow North East
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Joan Ryan Portrait
Joan Ryan
Secretary
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Enfield North
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Officer
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stuart C McDonald Portrait
Stuart C McDonald
Officer
Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Keith Vaz Portrait
Keith Vaz
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Leicester East
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships