Interception in immigration detention facilities

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 14 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 2:00, 14 Ebrill 2016

I have a great deal of regard for the hon. and learned Lady’s diligence, but she is tilting at windmills. The clause is pretty straightforward. The points she makes about the management of detention centres may be perfectly reasonable debating points for a different Bill at a different time, but this Bill is not really about the management of detention centres and similar places. That matter is rightly dealt with in the relevant legislation. This Bill is merely about the application of certain powers to those centres to ensure that they are lawful. It is not much more complicated than that. On that basis, I commend the clause to the Committee.