§ Lord Greaves
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Under the proposals for reform of the system for receiving asylum seekers, is it intended that Oakington Detention Centre will become one of the new-style "open gate" accommodation centres. [HL1083]
§ Lord Rooker
No. Oakington will continue to operate on the basis of detention in order to maintain our capacity to make speedy decisions within seven to36WA 10 days on straightforward asylum applications. It will remain a central plank of our asylum policy.