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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 149: Contracting out of certain detention centres

406.The section allows the Secretary of State to contract out the provision or running of detention centres or parts of detention centres. The section also provides for the Secretary of State to appoint a contract monitor, who will be a Crown servant, for each contracted-out centre; sets out the key functions of the monitor; and requires the contractor to assist the monitor in the exercise of these functions.

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