§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what was the outcome of his Department's investigations into the two other cases apart from Dorothy Nirokedi and Meya Mangeta regarding complaints alleging excessive force by Airline Securities Consultants Ltd.; whether his Department will continue to use Airline Securities Consultants Ltd.; and if he will publish in full the complaints against this company, and his Department's investigations of them;
(2) what were the names of the deportees involved in the four complaints alleging excessive force in individual cases in which Airline Securities Consultants Ltd. has been employed by his Department to escort deportees; and where they were deported from.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The complaints about the alleged use of excessive force in escorting Mrs. Dorothy Nwokedi and Mr. Meya Mangete have been thoroughly investigated and were found to be unsubstantiated. Two further complaints about the conduct of Airline Security Consultants Ltd. in escorting two people being removed from the United Kingdom are still being investigated. These people have not sought any publicity for their cases and it would not be appropriate to disclose their names. Nor would it be appropriate to publish the complaints made against Airline Security Consultants or the reports of these investigations. I will, however, write to the hon. Member advising her of the outcome when they have been completed. I do not consider there are grounds for suspending the use of Airline Security Consultants Ltd. to escort deportees.