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Parliamentary debate on immigration detention

On 10 September there was a parliamentary debate on immigration detention. 25 MPs spoke in favour of the recommendations in the Detention Inquiry report from the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Refugees and Migration.   Nicola Blackwood, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, including Campsfield, was not at the debate but Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East, was and spoke powerfully against indefinite detention.

The full debate can be read here http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm150910/debtext/150910-0001.htm#15091022000001

Andrew Smith’s speech is below: Continue reading