Written Answers — Home Office: Detention Centres (19 Dec 2016)

Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the length of the lease is that has been proposed with the agents responsible for the construction of a new short-term holding facility for immigrants that will be sited near Glasgow Airport.

Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the proposals for a new short-term holding facility in Renfrewshire for which the original planning application was rejected by Renfrewshire Council's planning committee on 8 November 2016, whether a planning appeal against that decision has been submitted; and what the Government's plans are for that proposed facility.

Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

Following Renfrewshire Council’s refusal of planning permission for a short term holding facility near Glasgow airport the Government is considering its position in relation to the right of appeal. Subject to completion and acceptance of the facility by the Home Office, the lease will be for a period of 25 years.