Home Office asked to reveal how many pregnant women are detained for immigration purposes

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Two pregnant women are currently detained for immigration purposes, Immigration Minister James Brokenshire has said.

pregnant womanIn a written answer to Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, Mr Brokenshire said: “Management information for 19 April showed that two pregnant women were held at the border and there was one pregnant woman held in an IRC.”

Mr Blomfield sought to know from the Home Office how many pregnant women had been detained for immigration purposes at the border in each of the last five years.

“Information on those held at the border and in IRCs in each of the last five years is not held centrally and providing it would incur disproportionate cost,” Mr Brokenshire said.

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire

UK to resettle up to 3,000 vulerable people impacted by conflict in the Middle East

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Refugee Action welcomes UK Government’s plans to resettle 3000 refugee children