§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What action they are taking to implement the recommendations of the Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland in his 1995 report concerning Immigration Act detainees (for example, those detained in HMP Greenock).
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
The location of detainees within the Scottish prison system is under constant review. Discussions have taken place with the Scottish Prison Service to consider the provision of an immigration detention centre in Scotland, but it was found that, due to the relatively low numbers of persons held in Scottish prisons under sole immigration powers, it would be difficult to justify a custom built facility for Immigration Act detainees.