Tag Archives: Immigration

Diane Abbott Raises Concerns About Oakington Immigration Removal Centre in Parliament

At around 22:30 on Monday the 8th of June there was an adjournment “debate” in the House of Commons on the subject of the Oakington Immigration Removal centre. MP Diane Abbott used her valuable opportunity to decide the topic for the debate to discuss the centre. Key Points In response to Diane Abbott’s speech Home [...]

Is The Independent Monitoring Board Secretariat Giving Volunteer Board Members Sufficient Support?

Reports written by Independent Monitoring Boards are published online by the the IMB Secretariat Independent Monitoring Boards are members of the public who are given access to prisons and immigration detention centres so that they can observe how the facility is being run. Their remit is to verify that those who are being held are [...]

Oakington IMB Interview

I was today interviewed as part of the application process to become a member of the Independent Monitoring Board at Oakington Immigration Removal Centre. The interview broadly followed the published questions for the interview, (http://www.imb.gov.uk/docs/DC_10_04__Annex_C_.pdf ) to which I had prepared responses. I was impressed by the fact that those interviewing me, the vice-chair of [...]

Threatened Deportation of Watford footballer Al Bangura

David Howarth, I would like to draw your attention to the situation of Watford footballer Al Bangura who is facing deportation to Sierra Leone and add my voice to those calling for the Home Office to reverse its decision to deport him. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/w/watford/7111120.stm Al Bangura has built up his life in the UK establishing great [...]

Oakington IMB Application

I applied to become a member of the Independent Monitoring Board at Oakington Immigration Centre on the 2nd of December 2007. The two primary questions on the application form asked why I wanted to be a member of the IMB and what skills and abilities I had to offer, my responses to these questions, which [...]

Oakington Reception Centre IMB Annual Report 2005

OAKINGTON IMMIGRATION RECEPTION CENTRE INDEPENDENT MONITORING BOARD ANNUAL REPORT OAKINGTON IMB REPORT 2005 – PDF version. Most Annual Reports from Independent Monitoring Boards are made available by the Home Office via their IMB website. Despite being made available to the Cambridge Evening News in time to write an article on the 2nd of May 2006, [...]