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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

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Monitoring of escort arrangements

1(1)Escort arrangements must include provision for the appointment of a Crown servant as escort monitor.

(2)The escort monitor must—

(a)keep the escort arrangements under review and report on them to the Secretary of State as required in accordance with the arrangements;

(b)from time to time inspect the conditions in which detained persons are transported or held in accordance with the escort arrangements;

(c)make recommendations to the Secretary of State, with a view to improving those conditions, whenever he considers it appropriate to do so;

(d)investigate, and report to the Secretary of State on, any allegation made against a detainee custody officer or prisoner custody officer in respect of any act done, or failure to act, when carrying out functions under the arrangements;

(3)Paragraph (d) of sub-paragraph (2) does not apply in relation to—

(a)detainee custody officers employed as part of the Secretary of State’s staff; or

(b)an act or omission of a prisoner custody officer so far as it falls to be investigated by a prisoner escort monitor under section 81 of the [1991 c. 53.] Criminal Justice Act 1991 or under section 103 or 119 of the [1994 c. 33.] Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

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