Tag Archives: Oakington

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 [...]

Concern About the Independent Monitoring Board at Oakington Immigration Removal Centre

Just outside Cambridge over three hundred men are detained at the ex. RAF base at Oakington which is now an immigration removal centre. Those held include people waiting to be deported as well as those waiting for legal due-process to make decisions on their immigration status. Many have been released from prison to the centre. [...]

Oakington IRC – 2008 Report by the Chief Inspector of Prisons

Yet another damming report on Oakington Immigration Centre has been published, this time by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCIP). The content has been discussed in an article entitled: Immigration centre ‘is unsafe’ published on the BBC News website on the morning of Friday, 12 December 2008. Initially the report wasn’t available online, so I [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]